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Category: People, Native Americans

Historical Items

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Item 7330

Indian Raid on Casco Bay, 1676

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1676-09-13 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 9213

Derivations of the name Peter Paul within the Abenaki community, 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1960-06-13 Location: Woodstock Media: Ink on paper

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Item 9305

Indian loyalty oath, 1684

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1684 Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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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.

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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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The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Decontie and Brown's venture in high fashion design
by Decontie and Brown

Penobscot haute couture designs from Bangor

Story

My story about tours of duty in Vietnam
by Maynard Bradley

I served in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, it still effects me today.

Story

Passamaquoddy Maple, reaching back to our ancestral roots
by Marie Harnois

Tribally owned Passamaquoddy Maple is an economic and cultural heritage opportunity