Log carrier, Passamaquoddy, 1902

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Log carrier, Passamaquoddy, 1902

This record was added to Maine Memory Network through the efforts of a student at George Stevens Academy.


Log carriers like this, often with finely etched designs, could have been found in many turn-of-the-century homes in Maine. Pieces created by Joseph Nicholas typically included detailed animals, plants and people, illustrating traditional Passamaquoddy life.

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Native Americans were pressured to reject their own cultures in favor of European culture. Instead many Native American communities found ways to incorporate their cultures into the changing world around them. One way in which this was done was to sell goods that were created using traditional Native American methods and with traditional Native American decorations or motifs.

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About This Item

  • Title: Log carrier, Passamaquoddy, 1902
  • Creator: Nicholas, Joseph
  • Creation Date: 1902
  • Subject Date: 1902
  • Media: Birch bark, cedar, nails
  • Dimensions: 56 cm x 56 cm x 40.6 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3519

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