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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
 

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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

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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:
9780892728930
Publisher:
Down East Books
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,051,551
File size:
23 MB
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Meet the Author

Bunny McBride is the author of Women of the Dawn, Molly Spotted Elk: A Penobscot in Paris, and Our Lives in Our Hands: Micmac Basketmakers. With a background in art, journalism, and anthropology, she has served as curator of several museum exhibits on Native American art. She is a regular lecturer at Kansas State University and at the Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies in Maine. She is also an oral history advisor for the Kansas Humanities Council. She lives in Manhattan, Kansas.

Dr. Harald E. Prins is a Dutch anthropologist who taught at Bowdoin and Colby colleges, and is now a Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University. An ethnohistorian and native rights specialist, he did fieldwork among Mi'kmaq and other tribes in North and South America. He made several documentaries and authored over a hundred publications, including the book, The Mi'kmaq: Resistance, Accommodation, and Cultural Survival.

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