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Historical Items

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Item 104965

Wabanaki birch bark container, Greenville, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Greenville Media: Birchbark

Item 1474

Birch bark box, Molly Ockett, circa 1770

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1770 Media: Birchbark

Item 9358

Percival Baxter's birch bark fish outline, 1884

Contributed by: Baxter State Park Date: 1884-06-03 Location: Rangeley Media: Birchbark

Exhibits

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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.

Exhibit

Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

1893 Item 80755 infoAbbe Museum Miniature Canoe Joseph Nicholas, Passamaquoddy ca. 1893 Birch bark, cedar, spruce root, ash

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

… Letter box, Passamaquoddy, 1905 Item 80738 infoAbbe Museum Letter Box John Snow, Passamaquoddy 1905 Birch bark, ash, cedar, sweetgrass

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

1880 Item 80736 infoAbbe Museum Handkerchief Box Tomah Joseph, Passamaquoddy Late 19th century Birch bark, spruce root, ash, hide

My Maine Stories

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The story behind David Moses Bridges' basket
by Patricia Ayala Rocabado

The story behind David Moses Bridges' (1962-2017) birch bark basket

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Mali Agat (Molly Ockett) the famous Wabanaki "Doctress"
by Maine Historical Society

Pigwacket Molly Ockett, healing, and cultural ecological knowledge