The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine has opened an exhibit called The Basket Tree at their Sieur de Monts Spring location in Acadia National Park:
The Abbe’s new exhibit, The Basket Tree, co-curated by Darren Ranco (Penobscot) and Jennifer Neptune (Penobscot), explores the ability of the Wabananki to protect this important cultural resource on and off reservation lands, so that livelihoods of Maine’s Indian basketmakers can continue and flourish for generations to come.
For more information, visit the Abbe Museum website: https://www.abbemuseum.org/
Fogler holds many materials on Wabanaki basketmaking & the cultural implications of the EAB invasion, including:
Two Maine Forest Pests: A Comparison of Approaches to Understanding Threats to Hemlock and Ash Trees in Maine
by Ranco, D., et al. (2012) Maine Policy Review, 21(1). 76 -89.
Invasive Species, Indigenous Stewards, and Vulnerability Discourse
by Reo, N.J., et al. (2017) American Indian Quarterly, 41(3). 201-223
'More than just a tree': a deadly insect threatens New England's ash trees and a centuries-old Native American tradition--the weaving of beautiful ash baskets
by Donnelly, S.A. (2016) 80(2). 108-109, 139-140.
The Precarious State of a Cultural Keystone Species: Tribal and Biological Assessments of the Role and Future of Black Ash
by Costanza, K. K. L., et al. (2017). Journal of Forestry, 115(5), 435-446.
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