The Curse

Year 2019



Story type Radio

Town Indian IslandOrono

County Penobscot


Mostly white communities retell legends and folklore about Native Americans all over the country - all the time - including in Biddeford, Maine. But these stories about Native Americans are not traditional Native American stories. John Bear Mitchell and Carol Dana are traditional native storytellers from the Penobscot Nation. They talk about storytelling in their communities and why traditional native stories are stories that can only be evoked by a people who have actually lived that history.

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