Copies of photographs depicting Passamaquoddy Indians in Princeton, Maine. The collection consists largely of studio portraits, though some images show activities such as fishing, logging, and a parade. These photographs were likely collected by Susan M. Stevens as part of her work for the Department of Indian Affairs in Maine.
Susan MacCulloch Stevens (1934-2003) moved to the Passamaquoddy Indian reservation in Princeton, Maine, when she was a doctoral student in cultural anthropology. She conducted research that helped the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes gain federal recognition and won an Indian Health Service grant in 1973 to implement drug and alcohol rehabilitive services for Maine Indians. Her husband, John Stevens, served as Governor of the Passamaquoddy and then Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the State of Maine. Susan Stevens worked in various Indian affairs-related agencies, eventually moving to New Mexico in 1979. Maine's Department of Indian Affairs was closed in 1980 with the passage of the Maine Indians land claim settlement, which led to the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R74-49
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional studio photographs of Passamaquoddy Indians can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only.