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Historical Items

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Item 7532

Glooskap looking at the whale smoking his pipe

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1884 Media: Ink on paper

Item 28655

The Mud-Turtle Jumping Over the Wigwam of His Father-In-Law, ca. 1884

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1884 Media: Ink on paper

Item 28659

The Rabbit Magician, ca. 1884

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1884 Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Gluskap of the Wabanaki

Creation and other cultural tales are important to framing a culture's beliefs and values -- and passing those on. The Wabanaki -- Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot -- Indians of Maine and Nova Scotia tell stories of a cultural hero/creator, a giant who lived among them and who promised to return.

Exhibit

Longfellow: The Man Who Invented America

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a man and a poet of New England conscience. He was influenced by his ancestry and his Portland boyhood home and experience.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

1 Jan 2010. (N) Ghere, David L. "Myths and methods in Abenaki demography: Abenaki population recovery, 1725-1750." Ethnohistory 44.3 (1997): 511-534.