Permanent Collection

Hudson Museum MIBA Show purchases, Diane Kopec Collection Fund

Mooses, James Eric Francis, Sr., Penobscot, 2015, acrylic on canvas

From the Cow, James Eric Francis, Sr., Penobscot, 2015, acrylic and watercolor on canvas

Miniature basket, round, Jennifer Neptune, Penobscot, 2015, ash, sweetgrass, dyes

Miniature basket, square, Jennifer Neptune, Penobscot, 2015, ash, sweetgrass, dyes

 

Dozay limited edition prints, gift of the artist

Glooscap the Great, limited edition print (15/250), by Dozay, Maliseet

Glooscap Leaving the People, limited edition print (18/250), by Dozay, Maliseet

 

Kathleen Frank Basket Collection, Gift of Linda K. Dunn

Kathleen Frank, retired nurse and Jackson Laboratory animal care employee, collected these baskets at the Native American Festival during the 1990s and 2000s. Linda K. Dunn purchased the collection from Ms. Frank in order to donate it to the Abbe.

  • Covered basket with curls and ribbon finial, Diane Campbell, Passamaquoddy, 2001, ash and sweetgrass
  • Covered basket with curls, Gerald Neptune Jacobs, Passamaquoddy, no date, ash and sweetgrass    
  • Covered basket with ribbon finial, Diane Campbell, Passamaquoddy, 2010, ash, sweetgrass, dye   
  • Covered basket with curls and loop finial, Doris Chapman, Passamaquoddy, 1990, ash and sweetgrass    
  • Natural color ash and sweetgrass acorn basket, Briana Randall, Penobscot, 2006, ash and sweetgrass   
  • Covered basket with curls, braided sweetgrass, Clara Neptune Keezer, Passamaquoddy, 2004, ash, sweetgrass, dye
  • Covered basket with curls and braided sweetgrass, Michelle Smiley, Passamaquoddy, no date, ash, sweetgrass, dye
  • Covered basket with loop finial, Susie Lewey, Passamaquoddy-Maliseet, 2007, ash, sweetgrass, dye    
  • Covered basket with loop finial, Katie Smiley, Passamaquoddy, 2008, ash, sweetgrass, dye
  • Covered basket with loop finial, Doris Chapman, Passamaquoddy, 2005, ash, sweetgrass, dye    

 

Sawyer Farm Collection, gift of the Sawyer family

Sawyer Farm, located in Ashland, Maine, has produced significant evidence of continuous Native American occupation ranging from 4,000 to 400 years ago. Five concentrations of artifacts have been identified from the site, all of which are considered to be riverbank campsites. The collection of artifacts from Sawyer Farm contains numerous examples of Native American-made ground stone tools, bifaces, and projectile points. Many of the artifacts were found by George Sawyer, the farm’s former owner, during early 20th century surface collections of plowed fields. Overall, the Sawyer Farm assemblage is an excellent reflection of pre-contact Wabanaki life in northern Maine. The donation of this collection to the Abbe Museum was facilitated by David Putnam from the University of Maine, Presque Isle, and Jeanie McGowan, director of the Nylander Museum in Caribou.

 

Virick Charles Francis, Mi’kmaq, baskets, purchased, Friends of the Collection Fund

Atlantic Salmon basket

Miniature Four Directions Tea Set (15 pieces)

 

Virick Charles Francis earrings (pair), gift of the artist

 

Potato basket made by Jim Tomah, with smudging materials, gift of Richard Silliboy
 

2016 Native American Festival Purchases, Friends of the Collection Fund

Small pack basket by Richard Silliboy, Mi’kmaq, 2015, with leather straps made by Amish craftspeople in Aroostook County

Butterfly beaded barrette by Martha Newell, Passamaquoddy, 2016

Along the River I Found Myself, Copper, silver, and 14k gold basket sculpture, Shane Perley-Dutcher, Wolastoq (Maliseet), 2016


Stone effigy and rhyolite biface from sites on Mount Desert Island, gift of Ailin and Amy Rafferty

 

East Machias River collection, gift of Wagner Forest Management, Ltd.

This small archaeological collection was excavated from two small sites along the East Machias River by avocational archaeologist Harbour Mitchell, III. It includes a range of typical stone tools and flakes associated with similar small campsites in the region.

 

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