Contributed by Abbe Museum
This painting is an artist's reconstruction of what a Wabanaki encampment on the coast of Maine would have looked like about 3000 years ago.
The human history of Mount Desert Island began thousands of years ago when the ancestors of the Wabanaki people came to the place they later called Pemetic (pemotonet in Passamaquoddy), which translates to “Range of mountains.” Rising sea levels over the past 10,000 years have flooded older village sites, but a combination of archaeology on sites from the last 3,000 years, Wabanaki traditional knowledge, language, and other natural sciences create a picture of Wabanaki life here before the arrival of Europeans.
About This Item
- Title: Wabanaki encampment, ca. 988 BCE
- Creator: Cooper, Judith
- Creation Date: 1989
- County: Hancock
- State: ME
- Media: Acrylic on paper
- Dimensions: 35 cm x 71 cm
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Indians of North America
- Indians of North America --Maine --Mount Desert Island--Antiquities
- Indians of North America--Maine--Passamaquoddy Indians
- Indians of North America--Maine--Penobscot Indians
- Passamaquoddy Indians
- Penobscot Indians
For more information about this item, contact:Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. No Permission is required to use the low-resolution watermarked image for educational use, or as allowed by the applicable copyright. For all other uses, permission is required.
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