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Pleasant Point Indian Reservation -- Maine

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Clayton Cleaves, interviewed by David Slagger

Abstract 3692 Clayton Cleaves, interviewed by David Slagger, March 15, 2011. Cleaves, Sakom of Pleasant Point Reservation, Passamaquoddy, talks about the 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act: his use of the term Sakom instead of Governor; his early education; move to Massachusetts and work as cab driver and welder; his return to Maine and work for the New England Telephone Company; graduation from UMaine; appointed Director Pleasant Point Housing Authority from 1974 to 1981; 1978 became state...
Dates: 1959-2008

Fred Moore, interviewed by Bill Mackowski

Abstract NA3674 Fred Moores, interviewed by Bill Mackowski, July 16, 2010, at Pleasant Point, Maine. Moores (age 77), talks about learning basket making from his mother and from William Altvater; making utility baskets or scale baskets; baskets used to sell for $2.50 or $3; family made commercial baskets; sportsmen mostly bought the baskets; also made fishing creels; gets wood from Aroostook County; smooth bark tells if it is good ash; pound 9 in. in diameter; familiar with brown, green, white, and...
Dates: 2010-2012

Peter Neptune, interviewed by Bill Mackowski

Abstract NA3673 Peter Neptune, interviewed by Bill Mackowski, Pleasant Point, Maine (date of interview unknown). Neptune talks about starting to make baskets when he was eight; at thirteen started his own business making scale baskets; Bill Altvater (age 69) started him with a small business; got basket mold from Altvater; worked with his family basket business until he decided to go out on his own; charged three dollars for a fish basket; stick of ash would cost $4 or $5; it used to take $2 or $3...
Dates: 2010-2012