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Item 9435

Indian Land Claims settlement, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-03-28 Location: Augusta Media: Photoprint

Item 5958

Acter Patten's land, Topsham, 1765

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1765-11-09 Location: Topsham Media: Ink on paper

Item 108759

Survey of land in Poland, 1842

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1842 Location: Poland Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Land Claims, Economic Opportunities?

The landmark 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act provided $81.6 million to Maine Indians for economic development, land purchase and other purposes. The money and increased land holdings, however, have not solved economic and employment issues for Maine Indians.

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Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

Site Pages

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Kings Landing Historical Settlement

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Gravestones of John Savage and Sarah Dolliver SavageItem Contributed byNortheast Harbor Library The first generation of…

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Nation to Nation: Treaties and Legislation between the Wabanaki Nations and the State of Maine

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan asks high school students to think critically about and look closely at documentation regarding the Nation-to-Nation relationship between the Wabanaki Tribes/Nations and the State of Maine. This lesson asks students to participate in discussions about morality and legislative actions over time. Students will gain experience examining and responding to primary and secondary sources by taking a close look at documents relating to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 (MICSA) and the issues that preceded and have followed the Act.

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Portland History: Mapping Portland, 1690 - 1900

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Historical maps, like all historical documents, can be interpreted in many ways. This lesson plan uses five maps to trace the development of Portland from its earliest settlements.