Keywords: Maine Indian
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.
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.
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.
Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Napkin ring, Wabanaki, ca. 1900 Item 80732 infoAbbe Museum Napkin Ring Ash, sweetgrass
Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Sweet grass comb, 19th century Item 80754 infoAbbe Museum Sweetgrass Comb Penobscot Date…
Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Egg Basket, Wabanaki, ca. 1900 Item 80733 infoAbbe Museum Egg Basket Ash, sweetgrass
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 Maine (and the United States) and the Wabanaki peoples living within the drawn boundaries of the state over the last 400 years. 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 looking at colonial treaties and proclamations, and legislative acts in the 20th and 21st centuries including the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act and the 21st century legal cases that the act spurred.