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Indians in Eden: Wabanakis and Rusticators on Maine's Mt. Desert Island [Kindle Edition]

Bunny McBride , Harald Prins

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When the Wabanaki were moved to reservations, they proved their resourcefulness by catering to the burgeoning tourist market during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when Bar Harbor was called Eden. This engaging, richly illustrated, and meticulously researched book chronicles the intersecting lives of the Wabanaki and wealthy summer rusticators on Mount Desert Island. While the rich built sumptuous summer homes, the Wabanaki sold them Native crafts, offered guide services, and produced Indian shows.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 24538 KB
  • Print Length: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Down East Books; 1st edition (14 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CV4KD3C
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5.0 out of 5 stars New Revelations of Bar Harbor's Summer People! 22 Jun. 2010
By Phyllis Austin - Published on
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Acadia National Park attracts millions of people to Maine's Mount Desert Island in the summer. Most can't wait to perambulate around the famous summer colony of Bar Harbor, known for the grand seaside "cottages" built by the Rockefellers, Morgans and other wealthy Easterners. Tourists can also now see -- at the relocated and expanded Abbe Museum -- how Wabenaki tribes spent their summers on the island and intermingled with the so-called rusticators. It was an unusual, curious situation, to say the least, and Bunny McBride and Harald Prins have done illuminate in detail the two-cultures relationship in their new book, "Indians in Eden." It's a simply fascinating look at the everyday and difficult realities of life for the tribes amid such an elite class. The narrative is painstakingly researched -- a hallmark of McBride's and Prins' work. And there's a treasure-trove of photographs and illustrations that invite the reader to linger amid the details and try to imagine the good and bad of what it was like for the Indians during the late 19th century and early 20th century period. The book builds on the substantive contribution Prins and McBride have made to the tribes' understanding of themselves and to the rest of society's perspective on the Native American place in the state's history.
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book! 22 April 2013
By Austere Perceiver - Published on
I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone interested in Native Americans, tribes of Maine, Bar Harbor Maine, or early Maine settlements. This book is well researched and offers an interesting mix of characters. I was able to use this book for a class for college and base my research from the material. Not to mention, the author, Bunny McBride is so super nice!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading 6 Oct. 2010
By Prison Project - Published on
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This was for a Native American Studies class; I would have read it anyway. Excellent history on the Wabanaki People; stories are well told and nice pictures. Great resource!
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