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Native Life.

European Settlement

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Featured Interviews on "A Part of the Main"

Deb Wilson     Stories about New England Indians and sailing journeys to the Maine coast were key threads in the fabric of Deb Wilson's childhood. A sailing trip to Newfoundland as a young adult sparked an interest in maritime anthropology that led to a B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1998. At Bowdoin, Deb was awarded the Matilda White Riley Prize in Anthropology and was named a James Bowdoin scholar for academic achievement. By that time, however, archaeology had replaced anthropology as a professional pursuit.

Donald Soctomah     Representative Donald Soctomah was born in Eastport Maine in 1955 and raised on the Passamaquoddy reservation at Pleasant Point. His sister, who was married to a Naval Officer, adopted him at age nine, leading him to a transitory childhood where he attended schools from Brunswick to Honolulu. At the age of eighteen he returned to the Passamaquoddy Reservation and began his higher education. He attended the University of Maine and received his degree in Forest Management. He was elected to the Maine State House of Representatives in October 1998, representing the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Anne Trefethren

    Anne Trefethen teaches Maine Studies at S.A.D #9 and enjoys sharing with her students the love of history. She views Maine as a diverse state with different cultures interlocking with each other. Her husband is a Maine Guide.

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CLUES FROM THE PAST | NATIVE LIFE | EUROPEAN SETTLEMENT | FEATURED INTERVIEWS | TRANSCRIPT

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