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Historical Items

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Item 80731

Band box basket, Penobscot, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1850 Media: ash splints, indigo dye

Item 80733

Egg Basket, Wabanaki, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: ash splints, sweetgrass, dye

Item 80734

Comb basket, Wabanaki, late 19th - early 20th century

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Media: ash splints, sweetgrass, dye

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

Exhibit

400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Exhibit

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment: Behind the Scenes

… wrapping long lengths of sweetgrass braided for basketry. Indians of Pleasant Point, 1906Item Contributed byNylander Museum Most Wabanakis…

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Abbe Museum

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My Maine Stories

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Story

The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land