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Hudson Museum/Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance video collection

Creator:
Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance  Search this
Donor:
Hudson Museum (University of Maine at Orono)  Search this
Extent:
51 videocassettes (minidv)
Culture:
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Passamaquoddy  Search this
Penobscot  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videocassettes (minidv)
Video recordings
Mini-dv
Interviews
Date:
2006-2008
Summary:
Videotapes of interviews with basketmakers from the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance (MIBA) documenting Maine Indian art forms. Created by the Hudson Museum in partnership with MIBA.
Scope and Contents:
Videotapes of interviews with basketmakers from the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance (MIBA) documenting Maine Indian art forms. Created by the Hudson Museum in partnership with MIBA.
Arrangement:
The Hudson Museum/Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance Video Collections consists of a single series containing video recordings of interviews with Maine Indian basketmakers and other artisans.
Biographical / Historical:
The following description of the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine is from their website, found at http://www.umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum/index.html:

"The Hudson Museum maintains a collection of over 8,000 ethnographic and archaeological objects including a world class assemblage of 2,828 Precolumbian ceramics, lithics and gold work dating from 2000 BC to the time of the Spanish Conquest. This collection is complemented by contemporary ethnographic objects from Mexico, Guatemala and Panama.

The North American collection includes Native American and Native Alaskan objects from the Northwest Coast, Arctic, Plains, Southwest and Northeast. The Maine Native American collection boasts 400 objects, including the largest institutional collection of Penobscot basketmaking tools in the region. Southwestern holdings include historic Pueblo pottery, Hopi kachinas, Navajo textiles, Pima and Havasupai basketry, Navajo and Zuni silverwork and contemporary art. Arctic holdings feature ethnographic clothing, tools and weapon"

The following description of the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance is from their website, found at http://www.maineindianbaskets.org/:

"The Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance (MIBA) is a nonprofit Native American arts service organization focused on preserving and extending the art of basketmaking within Maine's Native American community. MIBA seeks to preserve the ancient tradition of ash and sweetgrass basketmaking among the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes."
Provenance:
These materials were donated to the National Museum of the American Indian by the Hudson Museum of the University of Maine in March 2010. The primary contact at the Hudson Museum was Gretchen Faulkner, Museum Director.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Researchers seeking permission for commercial uses of these materials must contact the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance directly. Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance may be contacted at:

Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance P.O. Box 3253 Old Town, ME 04468 (207) 859-9722 miba@gwi.net http://www.maineindianbaskets.org/
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Maine  Search this
Indian basket makers -- Interviews -- Maine  Search this
Indian basket makers -- Maine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Mini-DV
Interviews
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Hudson Museum/Maine Indian Baksetmakers' Alliance Video Collection, Videotape Title; National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.019
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-019

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