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Penobscot Indians -- Maine -- Social life and customs

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Allen Sockabasin, interviewed by David Slagger

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Abstract 3655 Allen Sockabasin, interviewed by David Slagger for ANT 490, May 15, 2008. Sockabasin talks about the 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act: historical change of native values, economics; establishment of Dept. of Indian Affairs; pre-settlement issues of hunting and “tree tipping”; establishment of negotiating committee; Tom Tureen; disconnect between negotiation team and cultural values; Sockabasin’s conviction and Supreme Court appeal; issues of jurisdiction; loss of culture to...
Dates: 1959-2008

NA 1115 Jean Moore, interviewed by Joan Brooks

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1115 Jean Moore, interviewed by Joan Brooks, summer 1977, Indian Island, Old Town, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Moore talks about the life of her mother, Molly Spotted Elk, who was a dancer, writer, and actress. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1161 1/2 hour.

Dates: 1977; 1999

NA 1116 Molly Spotted Elk, donated by Jean Archambaud Moore

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1116 Molly Spotted Elk, donated by Jean Moore (Elk’s daughter), summer 1977, Indian Island, Old Town, Maine. 295 pp. ms. Collection of some of Molly Spotted Elk’s writings, including draft of a book titled "Katahdin: Wigwam’s Tales of the Abnaki Tribes" (15 stories - 236 pp.); a story, "Plump-Plump" (45 pp.); a play, "The Captive"; an informant’s history about Santu; sheet music; Indian words for part of the body; short stories. Text: 295 pp. manuscript.

Dates: 1977; 1999

NA 2573, photograph, p14383, undated

 Item — Photograph NA 2573
Photo Description Color photograph of Ann Marie Atkins Wood dancing in a long fringed dress. Ann Marie faces away from the camera and is wearing a dance shawl with white block lettering that reads in part, "In Honor of Aunt Molly Spotted Elk." The dance shawl is black in color and includes a red, Maine map appliqué and traditional Penobscot motifs in white beadwork. The dedication lettering is mostly white block print. The dance shawl is also ornamented with a number of wrapped, white feather tassels and...
Dates: undated

Student paper, by Shannon T. Staples

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2805 By Shannon T. Staples for Native American Folklore (ANT 490) taught by Pauleena MacDougall, summer 2000. Paper titled “The Teachings of Gluskabe: Penobscot Culture Reflected in Folktales.” Research paper on the role of Gluskabe tales; role of animism in Penobscot life; hunting and fishing tales; importance Penobscot River; birch-bark canoes; use of tobacco; elders and children; and Gluskabe’s departure. Text: 23 pp. paper.

Dates: 1959-2008

Walter Ranco, interviewed by Samuel Cutler

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Abstract 0090 Walter Ranco, interviewed by Samuel Cutler, 1964, Indian Island, Old Town, Maine. Independent collection of folklore material, contributed to the Archives. Includes: Penobscot tales of creation of man, Screeching Swamp Woman, Chief Joseph Orono, and how the Indian got tobacco; descriptions of old Indian life (hunting, fishing, how to make birch bark canoes). Text: 50 pp. total. Recording: mfc_na0090_t0224_01&02, mfc_na0090_t0225_01&02, mfc_na0090_t0226_01 239 minutes. ...
Dates: 1959-2008

Weltha Page Smith, interviewed by Brian Robinson

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2594 Weltha Page Smith, interviewed by Brian Robinson, July 31, 1999, Indian Island, Olamon, Old Town, and Milford, Maine. Smith tells of her life growing up on Olamon Island in the Penobscot River; foodways; hunting; trapping; and other aspects of local history and Penobscot Indian lifeways. RESTRICTED. Recording: mfc_na2594_c1803_01, mfc_na2594_c1803_02 95 minutes.

Dates: 1959-2008