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Historical Items

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Item 26995

Native American stone fishing line weight, ca. 3000 BCE

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: 3050 BCE - 2550 BCE Location: Bristol Media: Stone

Item 26999

Native American stone pestle, ca. 1000 BCE

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: circa 1000 BCE Location: Bristol Media: Stone

Item 7543

Native American grooved axe head, ca. 1000

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1000 Location: Newcastle Media: Stone


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Indians, Furs, and Economics

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.


Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.


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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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

Indeed, there is much hard evidence to support the “theory” that native people were indigenous to Aroostook County.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

X Artifacts such as arrowheads and stone tools have been unearthed over the years through farming, construction and natural erosion.

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Historic Hallowell - Whaling

… was especially practiced by the Ainu, Inuit, Native Americans and people of the Bay of Biscay. Rock carvings have shown several whales being…