From childhood to well into her eighties, Fannie Hardy Eckstorm made a study of Maine Indian language, culture and history from her home in Brewer, Maine. Her many years in close proximity and family friendship with the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy people and her diligent historical research made her the perfect and perhaps the only white person who could comment authoritatively on the items presented in this book. In "The Handicrafts of Modern Indians of Maine", Eckstorm provides the historical and cultural background for these important samples of Maine Indian Art. Reprinted with color plates in 2003 from the original 1932 edition. Paperback.