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A Place Apart
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:27:01

Maine is a place apart from the mainstream of American society. Beginning early in Maine’s history, settlers, merchants, visitors, artists, and writers brought images of Maine to the rest of the world that shaped the State's economy, identity, and heritage. The history behind the image of Maine remains a vital part of how we and those from away view Maine today.

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Maine heritage
European settlement
History - Colonial Period

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The Frontier Wars
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:27:01

Land disputes, tensions about resource allocation and European wars combined to trigger intense strife and armed conflict between Maine's English, French and Native populations. The Frontier Wars were a series of six wars spanning nearly a century that devastated populations in Maine, and had a permanent and chilling effect on the relations between English settlers and Native Americans.

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Natural resources
Land Disputes
Native Americans
History - Colonial Period

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We Must Conserve Prime Farmland
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:01:31

As Maine heads into the 21st century, agriculture faces a whole new challenge. We need to appreciate what good farmland is and conserve prime farmland.

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Land use, Rural -- Maine
Farmland -- Maine

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Power Lines
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:46

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Hydroelectric power plants
Water Power

The Corn and Tobacco Mother
Maine Folklife Center, Text

Traditional Penobscot tale, "The Corn and Tobacco Mother", written by Molly Spotted Elk and included in her manuscript, Katahdin Wigwam's Tales.

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Native Americans
Penobscot Indian Nation
Penobscot Tribe

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MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:56:43

For those plants and animals that don't migrate south for winter, a lot of preparation goes into getting ready for winter. When it comes to dealing with winter, plants and animals know things we humans don't.

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Winter -- New England
Seasons -- New England
Natural history -- New England

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A Part of the Main
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:01

As Europeans began to look seriously towards Maine as a desirable economic region, there were many debates about who owned or controlled the varied and plentiful natural resources, especially timber. In the mid-1800’s, the timber harvest from the communities in the far north woods traveled via the river communities to the prosperous coast where the wealth of natural resources set sail for the world beyond. Today, these distinct regions remain intact, each with a different story to tell about how history has played itself out since that time.

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Natural resources

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The Penobscot Expedition and the Revolution
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:45

The Penobscot disaster is usually regarded as the worst American Naval disaster with the exception of Pearl Harbor. An accidental archeological discovery in the Penobscot River sheds new light on the desperate last moments of the worst defeat of the American Revolution.

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Penobscot Expedition, 1779
History - Revolutionary War
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

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Terrain in Region around Small Point, Maine
Science, Still Image

This high-resolution image shows the terrain over a broad region around Small Point, Maine.

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Terrain around Small Point, Maine

Passamaquoddy Indian Agent Report
Maine State Archives, Text

Report on the Pleasant Point reservation discussing the school, farming and the outbreak of smallpox.

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Indians of North America
External Forces: economic, demographic, technology, disease, wars
Indians -- cultural relationships, traditions, adaptations
Indians -- Education
Native Americans

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