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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:
The Penobscot tribe
Penobscot Indian stories
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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