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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

By the 1880s, native Maliseet and Mi’kmaq populations were near an all-time low. Initially, native people benefited from labor opportunities in…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Artist

Artist Four Birds of Native Species, 1820 Item 33891 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. Four Birds of Native Species is an oil on canvas…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 2 of 2

The settlers encroached on the native hunting grounds and set nets which interfered with their fishing.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - History Detectives

History Detectives Native American artifact presentation Special guest Barbara Francis teaches the History Detectives club about uses of Native

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Presque Isle: The Star City - People

From the beginnings with Native Americans to lumbering and agriculture in the 1800s up to the present day, Presque Isle citizens have met…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Performance

By the 1800s, white settlement on the island had forced most of the Native tribes including the Wabanaki, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot, into poverty.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford

Six natives were killed and 15 wounded. In 1718 the area of west Saco and Winter Harbor became a separate town with the name of Biddeford, after the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Charles K. Savage (1903-1979): The View from Asticou - Page 1 of 6

… spent part of every day outdoors, walking in the native world around him. He cared passionately about preserving the natural gifts of the island…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Linn was a native of Washburn. The boy standing by the front wheel is six-year-old Gary M. Boone of Presque Isle.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Wabanaki Today

(Photo by Dee Lustusky) X Wabanaki dancers at the Native American Festival, 2008. (Photo by Anna Travers) X Chris Sockalexis performs…

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Nordica Memorial Association

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… points in the heritage of Strong including: a Native American origin, the narrow gauge railroad, logging, hunting, fishing, blueberries and pine…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - A Short History of Mount Desert Island

It was first inhabited by native peoples. Then it was “discovered” by colonial settlers, who were so taken with the attractions of the place that…

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

… was a source of food and materials for many Native Americans who used the island as a seasonal, and perhaps permanent, home.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 1 of 4

Research at a burial ground on Mill Island where Roundy and Wood first landed indicate that the native American presence here dated back to almost…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 2 of 6

… Pejepscot Proprietors claim was heavily based on Native titles, their main rival, the Kennebec Proprietors claim was founded on an ancient grant of…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Library

… of books about Maine's rich history and by native authors. Our community living space, made possible by a generous donation from the Stephen and…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Welcome to the town of Blue Hill!

From the first Native Americans who settled near the sheltered waters to the present day, farmers, fishermen, merchants, educators, artists, summer…

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Western Maine Cultural Alliance

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Davistown Museum

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Charles W. Bell (1873-1944), a Strong native who had returned from medical training and set up his practice five years before. In this house Dr.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Welcome to Swan's Island!

From Native American shell middens to the rusted remains of quarrying equipment, Swan's Island holds a living history of the industries that have…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin, Bangor, ca. 1868

… Description John Martin (1823-1904), a native of Ellsworth, spent most of his life in the Bangor area.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: Rustic to Rusticators

Area land was purchased from the Natives for amounts of rum, and birch bark deeds were given the buyers. Mt.