Celebrate Women's History!

Celebrate Wabanaki women's history during Women's History Month!  Later this month Curator of Education, Raney Bench, will lead a talk highlighting prominent Wabanaki women in Maine, historic and contemporary, and their contributions to their tribal communities and the state.  This exciting talk will be hosted by the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Thursday, March 22 from 6:00 - 7:00 and is free and open to the public.

Can't join us for this special presentation?  No worries!  There are some great resources to help you learn more.  Here is a sample of just a few...


  • Women of the Dawn by Bunny McBride
  • Molly Spotted Elk by Bunny McBride
  • In the Shadow of the Eagle by Donna M. Loring
  • Out of the Depths by Isabelle Knockwood
  • Princess Watahwaso: Bright Star of the Penobscot by Bunny McBride  (also a 2011 exhibition at the Abbe Museum, titled Aunt Lu: The Story of Princess Watahwaso guest curated by the Penobscot Cultural and Historic Preservation Department)
  • Florence Nicolar Shay: Penobscot Basketmaker and Tribal Advocate by Kate Kennedy
  • Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi'kmaq Poet
  • Prayers, Poems, & Pathways by ssipsis

Children's Books

  • Malian's Song by Marge Bruchac
  • Muskrat will be Swimming by Cheryl Savageau

Past eNews Articles: (click on the titles to follow the links)

More recommended resources can be found on our Educator's Resources page.