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.
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.
When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.
In the beginning, there were the Wabanaki… Wabanaki encampment, ca. 988 BCEItem Contributed byAbbe Museum Nearly 500 years ago, Wabanakis…
Wabanaki encampment, Bar Harbor, ca. 1890Item Contributed byAbbe Museum In the olden days, from about 1860 to 1900, I well remember that Indian…