Indians in Eden
Wabanakis and Rusticators on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, 1840s – 1920s. By Bunny McBride and Harald E.L. Prins. 185 pgs. Softcover.
This profusely illustrated book focuses on the resourcefulness of Native Americans living on Mount Desert Island in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to maintaining their own heritage, they interacted with the tourists (rusticators) who came to vacation in Bar Harbor. They made and sold items like baskets, moccasins, beadwork, feathers and other items. Some also served as fishing and tour guides. You will read about successes and conflicts the Natives experienced during this time.
Black & White photographs & illustrations.
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