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Category: Recreation & Leisure, Sports, Snowshoeing

Historical Items

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Item 14985

Earle Shaw, Orono, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Orono Media: Photographic print

Item 80713

Penobscot snowshoes, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: circa 1850 Location: Indian Island Media: Ash, hide, sinew

Item 111

Regina Carrier, Mary Ann Vachon, Biddeford, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927-03-05 Location: Biddeford Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.