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Keywords: Early contact and settlement

Historical Items

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Item 4324

Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers, ca. 1720

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1720 Media: Ink on paper

Item 5314

Plan of rivers of Saco and Kennebunk, 1731

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1731 Media: Ink on paper

Item 4325

"Brunswick in the late Province of Mayne in New England," 1719

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1718-01-28 Location: Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.

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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.

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Site Pages

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Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

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Norcross Heritage Trust

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Project Background

… holdings; the documentation of a critical time of contact between Indigenous people and European settlers; the role each collection plays in…