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Molly Spotted Elk Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF079
Scope and Contents Molly Spotted Elk (b. 1903) was the stage name of Mary Alice "Molliedellis" Nelson, a Penobscot Indian woman from Maine who entered the world of vaudeville and entertainment at a young age. In the late 1920s she starred in a motion picture, “The Silent Enemy” filmed in northern Canada. She became a dancer on the Paris stage and married a French journalist, but was forced to flee the country during the German occupation in World War II. This collection consists of three accessions. NA 1116,...
Dates: 1977; 1999

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  • Subject: Folklore X
  • Subject: Maine X
  • Subject: Gluskap (Legendary character) X
  • Subject: Penobscot Indians X
  • Names: Spotted Elk, Molly, 1903-1977 X