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Keywords: Basket making

Historical Items

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Item 80715

Fancy porcupine-weave basket, Penobscot, 1862

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: 1862 Location: Brewer Media: Ash

Item 82994

Indian basket makers' tent ca. 1915, Boothbay Harbor

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 13479

Albra Lord basket, Lovell. ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lovell Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Lovell Media: Wood, brown ash

Exhibits

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May Baskets, a Dog, and a Party for Children

Two women thinking intruders were coming into their Biddeford Pool home, let the dog out to chase them away. Later, they discovered the truth about the noise at their door.

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Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 5 of 13

A full basket will weigh about 30 pounds. The basket pictured here is 16 inches (40 cm) in diameter and 8 inches (20 cm) deep.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Wabanaki Today

X Eric Otter Bacon, Passamaquoddy, demonstrating basket making at the Abbe Museum, 2009. X

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment

Some of the tools used to make baskets and other items were collected by museums in later years.

My Maine Stories

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The Tomah Basket
by James Boyce

Learning to make Maliseet Tomah baskets

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Why environmental advocacy is critical for making baskets
by Jennifer Sapiel Neptune

My advocacy work for the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s