Online presentation will detail the history of the Wabanaki people

Covered box, 1834, birch bark and split spruce root, attributed to the Ambroise St. Aubin family, known as the Bear family, Maliseet nation of the Wabanaki Confederacy, Prospect, Maine. Bowdoin College Art Museum photo

Micah Pawling, Associate Professor of History and Native American Studies at the University of Maine at Orono, will give an online presentation, “Wabanaki Homeland and Land Treaties in Eastern Maine, 1775–1833,” on the Wabanaki and Land Treaties. History of Dispossession Lands at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, hosted by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. His presentation provides a historical context to the challenges the Wabanaki face today.

Professor Pawling’s scientific interests include the ethnohistory of the Wabanaki peoples of northern New England and eastern Canada in the 19th century. As a recipient of the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, he is researching the history of the community in collaboration with the Passamaquoddy tribe of Indian township (Motahkomikuk). His next book is about the water landscapes of Wabanaki in the 19th century.

This presentation is offered as part of the exhibition “Re | Framing the Collection: New Considerations in American and European Art, 1475–1875 ”, on display at the museum.

This is a free online program. Registration is compulsory. The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is located at 9400 College Station, Brunswick. For more information call (207) 725-3275 or visit

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