• Richard Silliboy, exhibit consultant
  • Jennifer Neptune, exhibit consultant
  • Theresa Secord Hoffman
  • Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
  • Annie Hager, University of Maine
  • Department of Forest Ecosystem Science
  • Bill Livingston, University of Maine,
  • Department of Forest Ecosystem Science
  • Maine Forest Service
  • Kathleen Mundell, Maine Arts Commission
  • Bunny McBride
  • Bruce Bourque, Maine State Museum
  • Charles Hastings, on-line exhibit web design & webmaster

Lenders to the Exhibit

  • Angela Barnes, Passamaquoddy
  • Margo Boyd and Stephen Bicknell
  • Deborah Brooks, Passamaquoddy
  • Jean Camuso and Eric Brown
  • Carol Dana, Penobscot
  • Theresa Secord Hoffman, Penobscot
  • Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
  • Micmac Images
  • Navajo Rug Restorations
  • Peter Neptune, Passamaquoddy
  • Old Town Museum
  • Lawrence Shay, Penobscot
  • Richard Silliboy, Micmac
  • Rosella J. Silliboy, Micmac
  • Peter Smith Terry Collection, Unity College


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Crowell, Marnie R. “Maine Indian Baskets.” Downeast . October 1974.

Eckstorm, Fannie H. “The Handicrafts of the Modern Indians of Maine.” Lafayette National Park Museum Bulletin 3 (Bar Harbor, 1932).

Graham, Margaret. “Baskets for Sale! Maine Indian Baskets of the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.” (1987) Maine Folklife Center, University of Maine.

Hill, Judith Rose Lacadie. “Survey of Materials and Construction Techniques of Maine Indian Splint Ash Baskets and Contemporary Interpretations.” MA thesis, University of Maine, 1989.

Special Collections, Fogler Library, University of Maine.

Konrad, Lee-Ann and Christine Nicholas. Artists of the Dawn: Christine Nicholas and Senabeh. Orono, ME: Northeast Folklore Society, 1987.

Lester, Joan. We’re Still Here: Art of Indian New England. Boston: The Children’s Museum, 1987. Maine Basketry Past to Present. Lewiston, ME: Penmor Lithographers, 1989. Exhibit Catalog.

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McBride, Bunny. Our Lives in Our Hands: Micmac Indian Basketmakers. Gardiner, ME: Tilbury House, 1990.

McMullen, Ann and Russell Handsman, eds. A Key into the Language of Woodsplint Baskets. Washington, CT: American Archaeological Institute, 1987.

See article by Joan Lester on Penobscot Indian Basketry.

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Pelletier, Gaby. Abenaki Basketry. Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1982. “Penobscot Indian Baskets.” Robert Abbe Museum Notes 4 (Bar Harbor, n.d.). Describes their basket collection.

Prins, Harald and B. McBride. “A Social History of Maine Indian Basketry.” Kennebec Proprietor Magazine of the Fort Western Museum 6, no. 2 (1990): 18-21.

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Smith-Breckling, Carol. “Basketmaker MaryMitchell Gabriel, Passamaquoddy,” Indian Artist. Fall 1995; 112-116.

Speck, Frank G. Penobscot Man, the Life History of a Forest Tribe in Maine. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1940.

Weegar, Andrew. “Ash to Ashes?” Maine Times, March 3, 1995; 16-17.

Zimet, Abby. “Basketmakers’ Lament.” Maine Sunday Telegram. July 16, 1995; B-1.