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Early Indian Objects and Baskets

Molly Ockett's purse, ca. 1785

Molly Ockett's purse, ca. 1785

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Maine Historical Society

The objects in this section are examples of the types of museum artifacts collected in the past to document the early history of Maine people.



This purse belonged to Pequawket Molly Ockett who lived in the Bethel area. It is made of moose hair, wool, and hemp and woven with intricate geometric patterns.



Eli Twitchell probably made the silver clasp in 1788. Molly Ockett provided medical services to early European settlers.


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