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Mary Gabriel with daughters Clare and Sylvia and their baskets
Mary Mitchell Gabriel (center) with daughters Clare and Sylvia. All are masters of Passamaquoddy fancy basketmaking.

Wabanaki Basketry

A photographic exhibit of about 20 panels on the basketry tradition of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac, and Maliseet tribes of Maine. The exhibit features the work and lives of prominent contemporary Maine Native American basket makers and their efforts to preserve this important cultural tradition. Mary Mitchell Gabriel, a National Heritage winner, is featured.

Originally submitted by: Olympia Snowe, Senator Susan Collins, Senator Tom Allen, Representative (1st District) John Baldacci, Representative (2nd District).



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