- FEATURED COLLECTION -
We are pleased and proud to begin what will be a growing collection of Tribal Art created by Passamaquoddy Tribal artists. We start by honoring the place of the Eagle in tribal life. The eagle is the greatest sacred bird among most Native America tribes and is a symbol of courage, wisdom, and strength.
Kenny Keezer, fifth son of renowned Passamaquoddy basketmaker Clara Neptune Keezer, learned the art of basketry by observing his mother. He uses wooden tools that have been handed down for generations in his family to weave the traditional ash and sweetgrass materials. Each of Kenny’s baskets comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Donald Soctomah is Passamaquoddy Tribal Historian, author, linguist, teacher, and honored leader. We will be bringing you more of Donald’s work and contributions to his people and tribal arts and history.
Woliwon, Donald. Thank you.
A traditional part of life within the Passamaquoddy Tribe is the use of birch bark canoes, made from birch found in nearby forests. The two children’s books we feature here both have canoes as a central part of their stories.
The Canoe Maker presents the heartening story of Passamaquoddy master canoe maker David Moses Bridges, as he teaches his son the sacred craft and symbols of the building a birch bark canoe.
Remember Me is the story of young Franklin Roosevelt and Passamaquoddy Chief Tomah Joseph when their lives were entwined on nearby Campobello Island. The story includes attention to the Owl, a spirit animal that represents the art of hearing and listening as a pathway to gaining wisdom.
Peter Neptune is a highly respected Passamaquoddy Elder who is especially known for his Sweetgrass Braids.
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