Unsettled Past, Unsettled Future: The Story of Maine Indians

Unsettled Past, Unsettled Future: The Story of Maine Indians

by Neil Rolde
     
 

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The story of Maine’s Native people, with many generous voices sharing their stories, hopes, and fears.
The headlines have been full of controversy over casinos, racinos, land claims settlements, and sovereign rights for Native Americans in Maine—and it’s likely that we’ll be talking about these complex issues for some time yet. A capable

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The story of Maine’s Native people, with many generous voices sharing their stories, hopes, and fears.
The headlines have been full of controversy over casinos, racinos, land claims settlements, and sovereign rights for Native Americans in Maine—and it’s likely that we’ll be talking about these complex issues for some time yet. A capable historian with an enjoyable narrative style, Neil Rolde puts these controversies in context by telling the larger story of Maine Indians since earliest times. There are many generous voices in this book, sharing their stories and hopes and fears. It’s a privilege to listen to them and broaden our understanding of the issues faced by Native Americans in Maine.

Editorial Reviews

Maine Sunday Telegram
“The best study of the land claims settlement and Maine Indian politics in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.”
Bangor Daily News
“...Rich in anecdotes...emphasis on political matters throughout... covers the full extent of Indian history in Maine...”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884482550
Publisher:
Tilbury House Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
462
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

A former legislator and an award-winning historian,Neil Rolde is the author of Maine in the World: Stories of Some of Those from Here Who
Went Away; Continental Liar from the State of Maine: James G. Blaine;
Unsettled Past, Unsettled Future: The Story of Maine Indians; The
Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine's Wildlands; and many other books. He lives in York, Maine.

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