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Item 14422

Trophy Cup Fancy Basket, ca. 1900

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

Item 104440

Josie Moriarty selling baskets, Indian Island, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Indian Island Media: Postcard

Item 105016

Penobscot baskets, Portland, 1923

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


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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.


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.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …then came the settlers…

Fancy porcupine-weave basket, Penobscot, 1862Item Contributed byAbbe Museum Living in scattered homesteads and small hamlets, these hardscrabble…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 9 of 13

… house for picker’s families was usually not as fancy as the farmer’s house. It became know in local parlance as a “picker’s shack”.

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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