Keywords: Native Americans
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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.
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.
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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… 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…
(T) "A Timeline of Native American Culture." Home: The story of Maine. Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Web. 1 Jan 2010.
The settlers encroached on the native hunting grounds and set nets which interfered with their fishing.
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by Maynard Bradley
I served in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, it still effects me today.
by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office
Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland
by Maurice Paquette
If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.