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.
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.
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.
Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Egg Basket, Wabanaki, ca. 1900 Item 80733 infoAbbe Museum Egg Basket Ash, sweetgrass
… & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Basket block, ca. 1860 Item 80753 infoAbbe Museum Basket Block Penobscot ca. 1860 Spruce
… & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Comb basket, Wabanaki, late 19th - early 20th century Item 80734 infoAbbe Museum Comb Basket Ash…