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Historical Items

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Item 80733

Egg Basket, Wabanaki, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Ash splints, sweetgrass, dye

Item 80734

Comb basket, Wabanaki, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Ash splints, sweetgrass, dye

Item 104957

Wabanaki strawberry basket, 1997

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1997 Location: Old Town Media: Ash, dyes

Exhibits

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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.

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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: Wabanakis & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s

Wabanaki encampment, Bar Harbor, ca. 1890Item Contributed byAbbe Museum In the olden days, from about 1860 to 1900, I well remember that Indian

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Wabanaki Today

Wabanaki Today Wabanaki Today The Indian encampments are no longer part of the cultural or physical makeup of Mount Desert Island; however the…

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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

My Maine Stories

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Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

Keeping the spirit and memories of our ancestors alive through fashion and creativity

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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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Wikpiyik: The Basket Tree
by Darren Ranco

Countering the Emerald Ash Borer with Wabanaki Ecological Knowledge