Covered Box, 1834, birch bark and split spruce root, attributed to Ambroise St. Aubin Family, known as the Bear Family, Maliseet Nation of the Wabanaki Confederacy, Prospect, Maine. Bowdoin College Museum of Art photo

Micah Pawling, Associate Professor of History and Native American Studies at the University of Maine in Orono, will speak in an online presentation, “Wabanaki Homeland and Land Treaties in Eastern Maine, 1775–1833,” about Wabanaki land treaties and the history of land dispossession at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, hosted by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick. His presentation provides historical context to challenges Wabanaki people face today.

Professor Pawling’s scholarly interests include the ethnohistory of the Wabanaki peoples of northern New England and eastern Canada in the nineteenth century. As a recipient of the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, he researches community history in collaboration with the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indian Township (Motahkomikuk). His forthcoming book is on Wabanaki waterscapes in the nineteenth century.

This presentation is offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Re | Framing the Collection: New Considerations in American and European Art, 1475–1875,” on view at the museum.

This is a free, online program. Register is required. The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is located at 9400 College Station, Brunswick. For more information, call (207) 725-3275 or visit

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