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Near Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Wigwam/wikuwam

Acadia

 
 
Wigwam/wikuwam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2017
1. Wigwam/wikuwam Marker
Inscription.
house; dwelling; building; in Passamaquoddy and Maliseet

The exhibit before you is a handmade, traditional birchbark wigwam originally built by Penobscot artist Barry Dana and his family in August 2011.

Like all homes, it requires yearly maintenance. The harsh winters damaged some of the birchbark panels. In July 2015 it was rebuilt by Passamaquoddy artist David Moses Bridges.

Please treat the exhibit with care.
Do not peel the bark, lean on it, climb on it, or add sticks or debris to the interior.

For more information, please ask the ranger in the Nature Center for the “wigwam scrapbook.”
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 44° 21.717′ N, 68° 12.444′ W. Marker is near Bar Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker can be reached from Suier de Monts Road. Touch for map. Marker is near the Sieur de Monts Nature Center in Acadia National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bar Harbor ME 04609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wabanaki Traditions (a few steps from this marker); Sieur de Monts Spring: The Heart of Acadia National Park (within shouting
Wigwam/wikuwam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2017
2. Wigwam/wikuwam Marker
distance of this marker); Acadian Lights (approx. one mile away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cadillac Mountain (approx. 1.1 miles away); Peregrine Falcons Return to Acadia (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Saviour's Episcopal Parish Welcomes You (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Village Burying Ground (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bar Harbor.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Wigwam and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2017
3. Wigwam and Marker
Marker can be seen next to the wigwam.
Wigwam and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2017
4. Wigwam and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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