- 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.
Rolfe Richter is a Passamaquoddy native flute player and story teller living at Sipayik, Pleasant Point. Rolfe’s affinity for what he calls “musical stories” tell of the woods, waters, lands, people and creatures found within his history and his homeland. Rolfe’s original pieces have been created at the edge of Passamaquoddy Bay near sacred Split Rock. Rolfe’s CD, called Dreamwalk, is meditative and evocative. His music is said to come from something greater than himself — the spirit of the trees from which his flutes are carved, his ancestry that speaks through him, and his love and honor of all creatures — great and small. Rolfe has recently created his own flute, and hopes to continue making music, telling stories, and creating a line of hand crafted native flutes.
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