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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 - In the beginning, there were the Wabanaki…

In the beginning, there were the WabanakiWabanaki encampment, ca. 1000 BCEItem Contributed byAbbe Museum Nearly 500 years ago, Wabanakis

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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 - The Indian Encampment

The Indian Encampment Wabanaki family inside tent, Bar Harbor, ca. 1885Item Contributed byMaine Historic Preservation Commission Rusticators…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment: Behind the Scenes

… Illustrated Newspaper, 8/23/1884 Life behind Wabanaki sale tents was at least as lively as it was in front of and within them especially for those…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Learn More

… More If you would like to learn more about the Wabanaki on and around Mount Desert Island, here are several resources.

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

Rusticators took great pleasure in seeing Wabanaki paddling skills displayed at the Club’s annual canoe races. Continue to Wabanaki Today

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - I. Headwaters of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea

1870Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine Biddeford's earliest inhabitants have many names. Wabanaki/Abenaki, or "People of the Dawn", is the generic term…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Beginnings

… archaeology on sites from the last 3,000 years, Wabanaki traditional knowledge, language, and other natural sciences create a picture of Wabanaki

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Arriving in Bar Harbor

As for Wabanakis, some followed tradition, paddling age-old canoe routes. Others rode the same trains, steamboats, and stagecoaches as everyone else…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Activities for Rusticators

Charles Dorr. On that same steamer, a Wabanaki canoe maker was carrying a fleet of bark canoes that he would rent to Bar Harbor's burgeoning tourist…

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Abbe Museum

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Performance

… forced most of the Native tribes including the Wabanaki, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot, into poverty.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Big Thunder

… Loring, Penobscot, (1827-1906) was a leader among Wabanakis who commercialized their public identities to make a living.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Inns

… Contributed byGreat Harbor Maritime Museum Most Wabanakis who came to Mount Desert avoided the confines of indoor work, but Theodore Bear Mitchell…

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

His family traded with Wabanakis who canoed to the area to fish, trap, and hunt as they always had. Abraham’s son John recalled that during his…

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Historic Clothing Collection - The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection - Page 2 of 2

… Mind: Becoming Maine (2020), Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art (2019), Designing Acadia (2017), World War I and the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - About Us

… Abbe Museum is to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit. College of the Atlantic X College of the Atlantic, Bar…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

(N, A, C, S) "Wabanaki Timeline." Abbe Museum. Abbe Museum. Web. 1 Jan 2010. (N) Westpoint Pepperell: Biddeford Operations - Consumer Products…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 1 of 4

… and Penobscot Indians, were members of the old Wabanaki Confederacy, the traditional adversaries of the Iroquois.