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Historical Items

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Item 7543

Native American grooved axe head

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Location: Newcastle Media: stone

Item 7534

Wabanki axe, Mount Kineo

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Location: Mt. Kineo; Rockwood Media: Stone

Item 7536

Wampum beads, East Machias

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Location: East Machias Media: shell


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Indians, Furs, and Economics

When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.


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.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

Native Americans The Deep History of Presque Isle Text by: David Putnam In 1978, as a result of the proposal to construct the Aroostook Centre…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - History Detectives

History Detectives Native American artifact presentationSpecial guest Barbara Francis teaches the History Detectives club about uses of Native

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Davistown Museum

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