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Item 7534

Title: Native American Battle Axe

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Mt. Kineo; Rockwood

Media: Stone

Item 7543

Title: Native American grooved axe head

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Newcastle

Media: stone

Item 27004

Title: Native American Pottery Shard

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Location: Bristol

Media: clay

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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.


Wabanaki trade brooch, ca. 1780

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.


Map of coastal Maine forts, 1723

The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.