Theresa Hoffman, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 20, 2002, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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NA 3067 (local)
September 20 2002 (Date created)

Hoffman talks about being a Maine native and member of the Penobscot Tribe; becoming staff geologist for the Penobscot Nation at Indian Island; formation of the corporation of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance (MIBA) in 1993; an invitation from the folk arts area at the Common Ground Fair to do demonstrations of basketmaking and Native Arts; the Native American Festival at College of the Atlantic; she talks briefly about baskets and traditional arts; MIBA association with the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine; the tools used to make the baskets; some history of basketmaking and signature style of baskets; Hoffman talks about her perspective of MOFGA and its mission; the economic development of basketmaking; the education of the general public about the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes; the association with Folk Arts; the Wabanaki Arts Center Gallery in Old Town, Maine; development of an online website; her favorite memory of the fair being the young drummers. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Theresa Hoffman (interviewee), Anu Dudley (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Geologists (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Indigenous art (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Indigenous peoples (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Basket making (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Ethnic museums (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Agricultural fairs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Ethnic festivals (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Education (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Apprentices (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1980 - 2002
Geographic Coverage
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
Old Town, Maine (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Indian Island, Penobscot County, Maine (Geonames)
Orono, Maine (Geonames)
Bar Harbor, Maine (Geonames)
Waterville, Maine (Geonames)
Ellsworth, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Theresa Hoffman (interviewee)
Anu Dudley (interviewer)
Related Subjects:
Russell Libby (subject)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 3067