land claimsThis unit takes an introductory look at a very complicated subject and requires teachers to do some background research. Materials include letters to politicians at the time of the land claims controversy in the late 1970s, and teachers should use their discretion about what they use with their students. Students should be encouraged to evaluate both State of Maine viewpoint and the Penobscot viewpoint.













September 17, 1853

Guiding Henry David Thoreau on Pine Stream, a tributary of the West Branch of the Penobscot River, Joseph Attean kills a moose.