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Keywords: Colonization

Historical Items

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Item 105640

Scenes in the State of Maine, 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1855 Media: Ink on paper

Item 28379

G.W. Pierce on religious convert, Brunswick, ca. 1825

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1825 Location: Brunswick; Baldwin Media: Ink on paper

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Item 104960

Our Lady of the Holy Hope sign from Fort Pentagoet, Castine, 1648

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1648 Location: Castine Media: Copper

Exhibits

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Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

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Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - In the beginning, there were the Wabanaki…

1780Item Contributed byAbbe Museum European colonization of Wabanaki Country began in the early 1600s.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Bell, (5) Harold J. Spear, (6) Colon L. Dyar, (7) George E. Fletcher, (8) Vance E. Hammond, (9) J. Elmo Morse. Sixth Row: (1) Orris B.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Village School 1905

Bell, (5) Harold J. Spear, (6) Colon L. Dyar, (7) George E. Fletcher, (8) Vance E. Hammond, (9) J. Elmo Morse. Sixth Row: (1) Orris B.

My Maine Stories

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Cape Verde and the Doctrines of Discovery
by Lelia DeAndrade

My Cape Verde family's culture and history is tied to the Doctrines of Discovery

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Waponahki Rematriation
by Sherri Mitchell Weh’na Ha’mu Kkwasset

Women's leadership in Wabanaki communities

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

Pigwacket Molly Ockett, healing, and cultural ecological knowledge