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Native Americans: Maine Tribes

These resources are about the Native peoples of present day Maine. Here you will find information about the Passamaquoddy, Penobscots, Micmac, Maliseet, Abenaki, and Wabenaki Indian tribes. Learn about their traditional arts and crafts, transportation, languages, and more. There are timelines, maps, and many pictures.


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NOTE: Reading level is too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
Learn about the history of the four Wabanaki tribes. Includes pictures and links to timelines and other museum exhibits.
This page contains a brief history of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and pictures of where they live today. Explore the site for more in depth information about their Tribal Government, language, crafts, and more.
Learn about Penobscot history and basketry on this website.
This page lists the tribes found in Maine, along with linguistic information, subdivisions, and locations. NOTE: The reading level is too advanced for younger students, but there is useful background information for teachers.
Here is a brief history of the Aroostook Bank of Micmacs.
This is a critical evaluation of "The Sign of the Beaver" and the stereotypes it contains.
This online exhibit contains many historical images of the Wolastoqiyik, presently referred to as Maliseet, people.

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