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Item 7309

Thomas Burnham deposition against Rachel Clinton

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1690 Media: Ink on paper

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Portrait of Sir William Phipps, ca. 1691

Contributed by: Maine State Museum Date: circa 1691 Media: Oil on Canvas


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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.