Wackwarreska, Scarborough, ca. 1651

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Wackwarreska, Scarborough, ca. 1651

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A painting depicting Wackwarreska, Indian Jane's father. Wackawarreska was a Sagamore of Owascoag the Indian name for Scarborough. Indian Jane's mother was Nagasqua. Indian Jane was also referred to as Jane the Indian or Jane Hannup. Their family were the last Indians at Blue Point.

Jane and her brother sold 1000 acres of land to brothers Andrew and Arthur Alger. This is now the Dunstan area. They remained on their land which is now known as Eagle's Nest, once known as Jane's Point, located behind the current Blue Point School. Jane lived to be more than 100 years old.

Mural was done by Roger Deering during the 1920s, a local artist, for the lobby of the Atlantic House.

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About This Item

  • Title: Wackwarreska, Scarborough, ca. 1651
  • Creator: Deering, Roger
  • Creation Date: circa 1923
  • Subject Date: circa 1651
  • Local Name: Blue Point, Dunstan
  • Town: Scarborough
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Painting, mural
  • Collection: Murals of The Atlantic House
  • Object Type: Image

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
(207)-885-9997

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