PENOBSCOT LANGUAGE MAP - THIS IS HOW WE NAME OUR LANDS By PENOBSCOT NATION CULTURAL & HISTORIC PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT

PENOBSCOT LANGUAGE MAP
PENOBSCOT LANGUAGE MAP
Item# 4027
$27.95

**NOTE: Due to COVID, a new shipment of maps has been delayed. Please know that we will contact you IMMEDIATELY once we receive them. Thank you in advance for your order & patience.** MHS Store Staff

This map is a Penobscot guide to the place names given by our ancestors. On one side are the English translations, and on the other side are the Penobscot names. A separate gazetteer is for your reference for a quick connection between Penobscot and English. The names offer a window into the past and allow us to view the landscape at the heart of our culture. The meanings of the names tell us how we interact with the shape and character of the land and how we interconnect with the rivers, lakes, wetlands, falls, eskers, meadows, and rocks across our traditional territory. They indicate where plants, animals and materials for tools are found. They inform us where and when to plant, tan hides and hold our seasonal gatherings and ceremonies. The canoe routes, gathering places, and stories show us how the place names connect and why they are located where they are. Together, place names, travel routes, and stories reveal a map given to us from the hearts of our ancestors. The last piece of the map, of course, is you. - Penobscot Nation Cultural & Historic Preservation Department, Indian Island, Maine