disease

Through literature – like Louise Erdrich’s Birch Bark House – students will gain an historical perspective and understanding about the devastating effect European-bred diseases had on Indian communities. Included is a document outlining modern diseases that affect Penobscot people. Through the lesson called Community Helpers, students will explore how the Penobscot Nation at Indian Island functions today, bringing a modern context to the effects of disease on a community. Students can also view literature from the Penobscot Nation Health Department and learn about diseases that still plague the Penobscot people today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 21, 1857

Author and Transendentalist Henry David Thoreau comes to Indian Island and hires Joe Polis for a journey to Moosehead Lake, the West Branch of Penobscot, the Allagash, East Branch of Penobscot, and then back down the main branch of the Penobscot River.