Indian Encampment at Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ca 1900

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society


This stereoview of an Indian encampment on the shore of Frenchmen's Bay, Bar Harbor shows a Native American family and their temporary summer homes. These villages were common to the Mount Desert Island area during the summer months prior to the 1920's. At the Indian encampments, the Wabanaki came to the shore from Orono, Old Town, and Penobscot County tribal lands to fish, clam, and sell their handmade goods and guiding services to summer visitors. Men and women of the tribes are shown in the photo along with boats and canoes used for fishing and transportation.

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  • Title: Indian Encampment at Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ca 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Stereograph
  • Dimensions: 10.5 cm x 17.5 cm
  • Local Code: MDIHSjpg011313
  • Object Type: Image

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Mount Desert Island Historical Society
PO Box 653, 353 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
(207) 276-9323

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