Indians in Eden: Wabanakis and Rusticators on Maine's Mt. Desert Island

Indians in Eden: Wabanakis and Rusticators on Maine's Mt. Desert Island

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by Bunny McBride, Harald Prins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0892728043

ISBN-13: 9780892728046

Pub. Date: 10/15/2009

Publisher: Down East Books

When the Wabanaki were moved to reservations, they proved their resourcefulness by catering to the burgeoning tourist market during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when Bar Harbor was called Eden. This engaging, richly illustrated, and meticulously researched book chronicles the intersecting lives of the Wabanaki and wealthy summer rusticators on Mount Desert

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When the Wabanaki were moved to reservations, they proved their resourcefulness by catering to the burgeoning tourist market during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when Bar Harbor was called Eden. This engaging, richly illustrated, and meticulously researched book chronicles the intersecting lives of the Wabanaki and wealthy summer rusticators on Mount Desert Island. While the rich built sumptuous summer homes, the Wabanaki sold them Native crafts, offered guide services, and produced Indian shows.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892728046
Publisher:
Down East Books
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
438,752
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Donna Loring iv

1 Manesayd'ik: At the Clam-Gathering Place 1

2 Still in Eden: Wabanakis, Settlers, and Artists 16

3 By Canoe, Sail, or Stream: Getting to Mount Desert Island 34

4 Boating, Tramping, Rocking, and Tea: Rusticators on the Rise 47

5 Peddling and Porpoising: Wabanaki Summer Resources 70

6 Fancy Baskets and Toy Canoes at Tent No. 3: Selling Crafts, Telling Fortunes 85

7 Mighty Tippy: Canoe Services and Sales 105

8 Everyone Knows Chief Big Thunder: Notable Wabanakis 117

9 Where Moose Bones Turned to Stone: Folklorists and Conservationists 140

10 A Perfect Shame: Bar Harbor Village Improvement Association 160

Epilogue: The Art of Survival 172

Acknowledgments 174

End Notes 175

Bibliography 181

Index 184

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