Too often the gifts of native peoples are overlooked, yet American Indian culture — is our culture. Indian Connections showcases the lives of a diverse group of Maine American Indians and their continuing contributions to humanity, as well as anthropologists and historians helping to tell our true history. We are bringing their stories, history, and culture to a wider audience with the Indian Connections website, indianconnections.org and invite others to join.
We are currently working with a Penobscot elder and reaching out to the Wabanaki Confederation to ensure all Maine tribes will be included on our website.
Our goal is to have Native Americans from across the country represented there to help bring together communities. We intend to publish books with the Solon Center’s imprint, Polar Bear & Company, that emerge from Indian Connections. We’ve already published Project Omaha Beach: The Life and Military Service of a Penobscot Indian Elder, by Charles Norman Shay.
We’ve also published Above the Gravel Bar – the native canoe routes of Maine.
If you’d like to be showcased, or know someone who should be included on the Indian Connections website, please contact Ramona du Houx, the lead of the project. duhoux2 (at) tds.net.