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Historical Items

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Item 13581

Birchbark canoe on calamity, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1890 Media: Photographic print

Item 80748

Picture frame, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Birchbark, ash, sweetgrass

Item 80755

Miniature canoe, ca. 1893

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1893 Location: Pleasant Point; Perry Media: Birchbark, ash, cedar

Online Exhibits

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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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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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment

… trinkets, skins of seal and deer, baskets of birch-bark, moccasins, bead-work, snow-shows, gulls’ breasts, stuffed birds, clubs, carved sticks…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Guiding Services for Sport Hunters

… Steamboat Wharf, Bar Harbor, a number of Birch-bark canoes, in which he will take parties to several Islands in the bay and around Mount Desert…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …then came the settlers…

… of rum, and documented the deal on a piece of birch bark—which he somehow lost. A “fishy” story, now legendary. In 1761, Somes built his Mt.

My Maine Stories

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The story behind David Moses Bridges' basket
by Patricia Ayala Rocabado

The story behind David Moses Bridges' (1962-2017) birch bark basket