Series at BPL Inspired By Penobscot Region Folklore and Mythology
There's a great event going on at the Bangor Public Library that teaches you about our area's inspired mythology and legends.
Carol Dana, of the Penobscot Indian Nation and who works as the Cultural and Historic Preservation Department and Penobscot Language Master for the Penobscot Tribe, has been hosting a "Penobscot Winter Stories" series that has two more sessions for you to check out. The last two events are coming up on Wednesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 28 at 3 PM.
The event is being hosted by Bangor Public Library and Bangor Arts.
The event post can be found on Facebook and provides the following description:
Carol Dana (Penobscot) will share Penobscot Winter Stories during this multi-week series. Sources of material are Leland's Algonquian tales, Fannie Hardy Eckstorm (it has a lot of broken English), 200 stories I gleaned from UMO library, Molly Dell's stories, some from the web, Micmac tales by Rand, Volume 1 & 2 that Frank T. Siebert recorded, Gluscabe and other weird tales by Horace Beck.
Check out some of the features and people included in this series with the links below.
A digital scan of the book The Algonquin Legends of New England by Charles Leland from the website PublicDomainReview.org, an online magazine and non-profit project dedicated to interesting reads.
Biography of Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, a Brewer native, songstress and author from the Maine Folklore Center of the University of Maine
An article from the Boston Globe about Dr. Frank T. Siebart and his lifelong mission to document the Penobscot's language, mythology and oral history. Dana, who is heading the series, worked with Dr. Siebart as a research assistant.