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Historical Items

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Item 80733

Egg Basket, Wabanaki, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: ash splints, sweetgrass, dye

Item 80732

Napkin ring, Wabanaki, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: ash splints, sweetgrass

Item 80750

Miniature camp scene, Wabanaki, early 20th century

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Media: Ash splints, sweetgrass, dye

Exhibits

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Gluskap of the Wabanaki

Creation and other cultural tales are important to framing a culture's beliefs and values -- and passing those on. The Wabanaki -- Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot -- Indians of Maine and Nova Scotia tell stories of a cultural hero/creator, a giant who lived among them and who promised to return.

Exhibit

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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s

Wabanaki encampment, Bar Harbor, ca. 1890Item Contributed byAbbe Museum In the olden days, from about 1860 to 1900, I well remember that Indian

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Wabanaki Today

Wabanaki Today Wabanaki Today The Indian encampments are no longer part of the cultural or physical makeup of Mount Desert Island; however the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Napkin ring, Wabanaki, ca. 1900 Item 80732 infoAbbe Museum Napkin Ring Ash, sweetgrass

My Maine Stories

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Story

Decontie and Brown's venture in high fashion design
by Decontie and Brown

Penobscot haute couture designs from Bangor

Story

The centuries-long history of Passamaquoddy Veterans
by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland

Story

The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land