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Molly Molasses

Molly Molasses was a 19th-century Penobscot medicine woman. Her given name was Mary Pelagie, but since there is no "r" sound in the Penobscot language, Penobscot women usually spelled and pronounced this name Mali or Molly.

Books about Molly Spotted Elk

Women of the Dawn:
    Interesting book describing the lives of four Wabanaki women including Molly Molasses.

Molly Molasses Resources

Here are some links to online information about Molly Molasses:
 The Story of Molly Molasses
 Molly Molasses: A mother, a trader, a proud woman
 Molly Mollasses of Maine
 Molly Molasses and John Neptune

And here are our webpages about the Penobscot tribe and language:
 Penobscot-Abenaki language
 Penobscot Maine
 The Penobscot tribe
 Penobscot Indian stories
 Northeastern Woodlands
 Algonquian languages

Recommended Books

Here are a few good books about the Penobscots:
 Women of the Dawn
 Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians of Maine
 The Language of Basket Making

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