INDIANS IN EDEN By Bunny McBride and Harald E.L. Prins

INDIANS IN EDEN Wabanakis and Rusticators on Maine'e Mount Desert Island, 1840-1920
INDIANS IN EDEN Wabanakis and Rusticators on Maine'e Mount Desert Island, 1840-1920
Item# ISBN 978-0-89272-804-6
$16.95

This engaging, richly illustrated, and meticulously researched book chronicles the intersecting lives of Maine's native Wabanaki and wealthy summer rusticators on Mount Desert Island. Catering to Bar Harbor's (originally named Eden) burgeoning tourist market during the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Wabanaki sold Native crafts, offered guide services, and put on "Indian shows". Their resourcefulness in the face of tremendous change helped them hold on to their cultural core. Paperback. 185 pgs.