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Gluskap of the Wabanaki

Glooskap Turning a Man Into a Cedar Tree, ca. 1884

Glooskap Turning a Man Into a Cedar Tree, ca. 1884

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It was hard for other cultures to understand Wabanaki beliefs and traditions because of the unique relationship the tribes had with nature.

The stories and legends have persisted in Indian culture as has the storytelling tradition.

The stories of Gluskap as well as other Wabanaki legends offer an important source of information about the native peoples of Maine and the surrounding area.