Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance and The Hudson Museum Present

Molly Neptune Parker: Passamaquoddy Master Basketmaker

Molly Neptune Parker is a Passamquoddy Master Basketmaker, demonstrating parts of the process of basketmaking. View Molly Neptune Parker: Passamaquoddy Master Basketmaker video

 

Eldon Hanning: Micmac Ash Harvest

Eldon Hanning, who belongs to the Micmac tribe, demonstrates the harvest of ash wood, the wood most commonly used for basketmaking.

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Eldon Hanning: Micmac Ash Pounding

Eldon Hanning, who belongs to the Micmac tribe, demonstrates the process of pounding of ash wood, which seperates the wood into useable strips for basketweaving.

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Dianne Apt: Sweet Grass Braiding

Dianne Apt is a Passamaquoddy who demonstrates the process of harvesting and braiding sweetgrass for use in basketmaking.

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Richard Keezer: Passamaquoddy Wood Carver

Richard Keezer is a Passamaquoddy wood carver who demonstrates the process of making a rattle.

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Stan Neptune: Penobscot Wood Carver

Stan Neptune is a Penobscot wood carver who demonstrates the harvest of birch roots and the carving of root clubs.

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Joe “Hugga” Dana: Penobscot Wood Carver

Joe “Hugga” Dana is a Penobscot wood carver who demonstrates the carving of walking sticks and snow snakes.

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Fred Tomah: Maliseet Basketmaker

Fred Tomah is a Maliseet basketmaker who demonstrates the process of making baskets and discusses the focus on basket making as an art.

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Jeremy Frey & Ganessa Bryant: Carriers of Culture

Jeremy Frey, a Passamaquoddy basketmaker, and Ganessa Bryant, a Penobscot basketmaker discuss how they learned, some of their influences, and their concern for the future of the tradition.

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Clara Keezer: National Heritage Fellow

Clara Keezer is a Passamaquoddy basketmaker who talks about her history as a basketmaker, where she learned new styles and where ideas came from to create new baskets.

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Caron Shay with Briana Randall: Passing on the Tradition

Caron Shay and her Grandaughter Briana Randall talk about the process of learning the tradition of basketmaking.

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Mary Sanipass: Micmac Master Basketmaker

Mary Sanipass is a Micmac basketmaker who talks about the family traditions of Basketmaking and demonstrates the weaving of the famous potato basket.

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David Moses Bridges: Passamaquoddy Birchbark Artist

David Moses Bridges is a Passamaquoddy birchbark artist who discusses making canoes, demonstrates bark etching, spruce root harvesting for lashing and birch bark basketmaking.

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ssipsis: Artist, Poet and Author

ssipsis is a birchbark artist and author who discusses the process of gathering, storing and using birchbark.

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Jennifer Sapiel Neptune: Penobscot Beadworker

Jennifer Sapiel Neptune is a Penobscot beadworker who discusses bringing back some of the lost artifacts of traditional beadworking.

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Theresa Secord: Penobscot Basketmaker and Executive Director of MIBA

Theresa Secord is a Penobscot basketmaker and the Executive Director of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance. She discusses the challenges and difficulties in maintaining MIBA and the importance of their activities to their culture.

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The Elders Speak

The Elders Speak features Ted Mitchell, a Penobscot elder who discusses the coming of the bridge, Arnold Neptune, a Penobscot elder who discusses the difficulties of learning the culture, and Joseph “Cozy” Nicholas, a Passamaquoddy elder who discusses the difficulties of maintaining the traditions and culture of the tribe.

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Barry Dana: Penobscot Birchbark Artist

Barry Dana is a Penobscot Birchbark Artist.

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