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Cultural Connections in the Park: Eldon Hanning, MicMac

  • Jordan Pond House 2928 Park Loop Road Seal Harbor, ME, 04675 United States (map)

Eldon Hanning of the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians is well known for his utility baskets.  A master of ash preparation, Eldon will demonstrate the traditional Micmac method of pounding and splitting ash, which differs greatly from the techniques of the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy ash-pounders.  A board member of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, Eldon has taught hundreds of members of each of the Wabanaki tribes how to weave potato baskets—a basket which the Wabanaki are well known for. 

Location: Jordan Pond House Lawn, Acadia National Park

 All of these programs are sponsored by Dawnland, LLC, are offered in partnership with Acadia National Park, and are free and open to the public. The Cultural Connections in the Park series occurs every Wednesday from June through August and on select dates in September

Rain Location: Abbe Museum, downtown