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Item 26995

Native American Stone Fishing Line Weight

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Location: Bristol

Media: stone

Item 26999

Native American Stone Pestle

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Location: Bristol

Media: stone

Item 7543

Native American grooved axe head

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Newcastle

Media: stone

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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.


Immigrant workers at Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.


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.

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Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

Indeed, there is much hard evidence to support the “theory” that native people were indigenous to Aroostook County.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

X Artifacts such as arrowheads and stone tools have been unearthed over the years through farming, construction and natural erosion.

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Men carrying a whale fin, Ragged Island, 1927

Historic Hallowell - Whaling

… was especially practiced by the Ainu, Inuit, Native Americans and people of the Bay of Biscay. Rock carvings have shown several whales being…