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History of Penobscot Indians
Fogler Special Collections, Text

Account of the "History of Penobscot Indians" by Florence Nicola Shay

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Native Americans -- History
Penobscot Indian Nation
Penobscot Tribe

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Letter from Capt. John Davison to his wife, Eliza Ann Davison, March 13, 1845
Maine Historical Society, Text

Letter from Captain John Davison to his wife, Eliza Ann (Gannett) Davison concerning the schooner Yucatan, describing places visited, the southern slave system and the loss of a man at sea, March 13, 1845.

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Davison, Eliza Ann -- Correspondence
Davison, John
Davison, John -- Correspondence
Letters
Manuscripts
Merchant ships
Seafaring
Ships
Slavery -- United States
Yucatan (Schooner)

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Humans in Winter
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:04:32

Compared to plants and animals, humans seem to be the least tolerant of long winters and cold temperatures. The most effective natural mechanism we have for minimizing heat loss is constriction of the blood vessels close to the surface of our skin, and we’re a little better than most organisms at generating heat.

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Humans -- Winter
Ecology/Energy

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How Animals Deal with Winter
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:04:24

Although we humans are still learning to adapt to the stress of winter, the natural world has much experience to draw upon.

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Winter -- New England
Subnivean Creatures
Ecology/Energy

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Winter Overview
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:02:57

In northern New England, winters can be long and hard; most of our natural world has learned how to tough it out.

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Winter -- Maine
Nature
Animals -- Wintering

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Fish in Winter
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:00:36

A large number of the marine species off the northern New England coast, including Atlantic cod and winter flounder, produce anti-freeze proteins to lower the freezing point of their body fluids in order to survive the winter.

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Atlantic Cod
Ecology/Energy
Fish -- Wintering
Flounders

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Frogs and Insects in Winter
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:04:26

The strategy of insects is to be as cold as possible in the winter so as to conserve their energy supplies. A number of species of frogs hibernate in the upland in order to survive the winter.

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Wood Frog
Frogs -- Hibernation
Insects -- Winter
Ecology/Energy

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Letter about a raid on an Abenaki village
Maine Historical Society, Text

This letter was written by Johnson Harmon and Joseph Heath to Col. Goffe recounting a raid on the settlement at Norridgewock where Jesuit priest Father Sebastien Rasles (Rale) lived.

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Abenaki Indians -- Maine
Dummer's War,1721-1727 -- Manuscripts
Goff,,
Goffe
Harmon, Johnson
Heath, Joseph
Indians of North America -- Maine -- History
Jesuit missions -- Maine -- Norridgewock
Manuscripts
Minot, Stephen
Missions -- Maine -- Norridgewock
Native Americans
Rale, Sebastien
Rasles, Sebastien
Rasles, Sebastien, 1657-1724

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Plants in Winter
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Many plants, including deciduous or hardwood trees, have ways to avoid freezing. Plants become cold-hardy very slowly - each frost enables them to tolerate lower temperatures.

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conifers
Ecology/Energy
Hardwood trees
Plants in winter

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Moose in Winter
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:02:16

To survive winter, moose need to feed heavily before it gets cold. They also drop their antlers around December or mid-January.

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Moose -- Wintering
Ecology/Energy

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