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Gluskap of the Wabanaki

Glooskap Setting His Dogs on the Witches, ca. 1884

Glooskap Setting His Dogs on the Witches, ca. 1884

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Maine Historical Society

Gluskap has survived many hundreds of years and many tellings and retellings.

His story -- in its numerous parts -- has been told by elders to children and others for countless generations.

The stories are entertainment, but much more than that. They are explanations of how things are as well as examples of good behavior or corrections of bad behavior.