Item 28656 - Glooskap Turning a Man Into a Cedar Tree, ca. 1884

Item 28656 - Glooskap Turning a Man Into a Cedar Tree, ca. 1884
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Item 28656
Glooskap Turning a Man Into a Cedar Tree, ca. 1884
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Glooskap, the creator and teacher of the Wabanaki people, is shown turning a man into a cedar tree in an etched birchbark illustration for the book Algonquin Legends of New England or Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Tribes by Charles G. Leland (1884).

Tomah Joseph (1937-1914), a Passamaqoddy Indian, advised Leland on the legends in the book. Joseph's illustrations also inspired those Leland used in the book.

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