Penobscot Indians -- History
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
A photograph of Frank Loring taken in 1898 in a room in Oak Hall, a dormitory at the University of Maine. Information found with the photograph indicates that it was probably taken by Percy L. Ricker, a member of the class of 1900 at the university, or by another unidentified student.
Materials in the collection generally include newspaper clippings, original records and copies of original records, and notes from various sources. Genealogies also include Barbara Dunn Hitchner correspondence.
Notes by Frank T. Siebert. "Grandmother's Heads of Families," a photocopy of original manuscript that describes the roles and powers of the grandmother within the tribe and family. "Penobscot Family Genealogy" is also a photocopy of original index cards and notes detailing the genealogy of several Penobscot Indian families.
The collection contains copies of photographs of Penobscot Indian life taken in the field by Frank G. Speck around 1911, as well as copies of some photographs collected by him. Many pieces depicted now belong to the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center. Heye sponsored some of Speck's work. The photographs depict individual Penobscot Indians as well as objects such as baskets, snowshoes, tools, clothing, etc.