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Historical Items

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Item 81178

Agreement to hunt Indians, Falmouth, 1757

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1757 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 5750

Indian corn for the Penobscots, 1810

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1810-06-19 Location: Bangor Media: Paper

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Item 7481

Request for help defending against Indians, 1644

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1644-07-25 Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 37301

141-145 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William J Dennis Use: Store

Exhibits

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Indians at the Centennial

Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.

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Father Rasles, the Indians and the English

Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.

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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.

Site Pages

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

Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Napkin ring, Wabanaki, ca. 1900 Item 80732 infoAbbe Museum Napkin Ring Ash, sweetgrass

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

Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Sweet grass comb, 19th century Item 80754 infoAbbe Museum Sweetgrass Comb Penobscot Date…

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

Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Egg Basket, Wabanaki, ca. 1900 Item 80733 infoAbbe Museum Egg Basket Ash, sweetgrass

My Maine Stories

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Why environmental advocacy is critical for making baskets
by Jennifer Sapiel Neptune

My advocacy work for the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance

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Restoring the Penobscot River
by John Banks

My role as the Director of the Department of Natural Resources for the Penobscot Indian Nation

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Masters and apprentices
by Theresa Secord

Wabanaki basket makers learn to weave by apprenticing with master artists.