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Item 7543

Native American grooved axe head

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Newcastle

Media: stone

Item 27004

Native American Pottery Shard

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Location: Bristol

Media: clay

Item 23488

Native American snowshoe, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

Date: 1900

Media: Wood, leather

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Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.


Iron axe head, Auburn, ca. 1700

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.


Camp Tekakwitha brochure, Leeds, ca. 1940

From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

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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Biddeford High School Cadets, ca. 1897

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

(T) "A Timeline of Native American Culture." Home: The story of Maine. Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Web. 1 Jan 2010.

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Piles of logs along the Saco River, circa 1910

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 2 of 2

The settlers encroached on the native hunting grounds and set nets which interfered with their fishing.

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My story about tours of duty in Vietnam

by Maynard Bradley

I served in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, it still effects me today.


Decontie and Brown's venture in high fashion design

by Decontie and Brown

Penobscot haute couture designs from Bangor


The centuries-long history of Passamaquoddy Veterans

by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland