Contributed by Princeton Public Library
This Native American float was one of twenty floats in the Centennial parade in Princeton on July 5, 1932.
On the float, from left, are Edmund Tomah, George Dana, Ethel Cox, Joseph Socoby, Josephine Socabasin, Wallace Lewey, Louis Neptune, Stella Tomah, Mary Tomah, and Lillian Gabriel.
Wallace Lewey, Chief of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, gave a lecture for the celebration. Indian dances were also performed at the celebration, and attracted a large crowd.
The Passamaquoddy Tribe has one of its reservations on Indian Township which borders Princeton to the north.
In Joyce Carle's book, Delia's Story, Delia Mitchell recalled her mother, Maggie Mell, being good friends with Ethel Cox who, though from Princeton was not a Native American, rode on this float. Carle also attributes Mitchell with saying, "Ethel would come over to our house and my mother would dress her up and she would go and dance with the group."
About This Item
- Title: Native American Parade Float, Princeton, 1932
- Creation Date: 1932-07-05
- Subject Date: 1932-07-05
- Town: Princeton
- County: Washington
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 10.5 cm x 16.25 cm
- Local Code: PL52
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Floats (parades)--Maine--Princeton
- Centennial celebrations--Maine--Princeton
- Parades & processions--Maine--Princeton
- Passamaquoddy Indians
- Native Americans
- Tomah, Edmund
- Dana, George
- Cox, Ethel
- Socoby, Joseph
- Socabasin, Josephine
- Lewey, Chief Wallace
- Neptune, Louis
- Tomah, Stella
- Tomah, Mary
- Gabriel, Lillian
For more information about this item, contact:Princeton Public Library
PO Box 408, Main Street, Princeton, ME 04668
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.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.