Story #1: All of these spots are on Wabanaki land.
The first story of this project commemorates the longest standing human connection to Maine. Portland Brick would like to honor and acknowledge the first people of Maine, members of The Wabanaki Confederacy. Portland Brick appropriates the historical handle “On this spot” to commemorate significant moments in the life of what is now known as The India Street Neighborhood. We wanted to start the project by acknowledging its past. All of the spots in this project are on Wabanaki land. Wabanaki refers to the people of the dawn. Maine’s first name was “the dawn land”.