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Historical Items

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Item 104959

Philomene Nelson barrel basket, Indian Island, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Old Town; Tobique Media: Ash, cord, dyes

Item 23510

Maliseet gathering basket, 1993

Contributed by: Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine Date: 1993 Location: Houlton Media: Brown ash splints

Item 16149

Letter concerning Indian treaties, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1749 - 1864 Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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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.

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Gluskap of the Wabanaki

Creation and other cultural tales are important to framing a culture's beliefs and values -- and passing those on. The Wabanaki -- Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot -- Indians of Maine and Nova Scotia tell stories of a cultural hero/creator, a giant who lived among them and who promised to return.

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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.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, for example, has maintained their Maliseet language so that this region is known as the only place on earth…

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Hudson Museum

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

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 1 of 4

… of the Abenaki tribe, who, together with the Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Mi’kmaq and Penobscot Indians, were members of the old Wabanaki Confederacy…

My Maine Stories

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The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land

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The Tomah Basket
by James Boyce

Learning to make Maliseet Tomah baskets

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Welimahskil: Sweet grass
by Suzanne Greenlaw

Weaving Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and western science around Sweetgrass