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Keywords: Basketry

Historical Items

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Item 104969

Marie Bibeau Masta thimble basket, Portland, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Portland Media: Ash, sweetgrass

Item 105023

Pauline Shay with picnic basket, Portland, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1923 Location: Old Town; Portland

Item 80733

Egg Basket, Wabanaki, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Ash splints, sweetgrass, dye

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment: Behind the Scenes

… wrapping long lengths of sweetgrass braided for basketry. Indians of Pleasant Point, 1906Item Contributed byNylander Museum Most Wabanakis…

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Abbe Museum

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My Maine Stories

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Story

Masters and apprentices
by Theresa Secord

Wabanaki basket makers learn to weave by apprenticing with master artists.

Story

The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land