Maine’s Native American peoples have occupied the region for 12,000 years. The last 400 are marked by struggle, as disease, warfare and erosion of tribal traditions jeopardized their survival. Today, the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Maliseet and Micmac are all in a period of cultural renaissance. Home: The Story of Maine tells the unique story of the dynamic people who’ve long inhabited the landscape of what we now call Maine. The first and longest lasting period of Maine’s history is the world of the Native American, stretching from the retreat of the last Ice Age, 12,000 years to the present.
Maine Public Broadcasting Network