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Molly Spotted Elk

Molly Spotted Elk was an early 20th-century Penobscot dancer, actress, and artist. Her real name was Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud; "Mary Alice" was often spelled Molly Dellis, as it is pronounced in the Penobscot language.

Books about Molly Spotted Elk

Molly Spotted Elk: A Penobscot in Paris:
    Interesting biography of Molly Spotted Elk.
Dawnland Voices:
    A great anthology of writing by New England Native Americans, including several poems by Molly Spotted Elk.

Molly Spotted Elk Resources

Here are some links to online information about Molly Spotted Elk:
 Molly Spotted Elk
 Molly Spotted Elk and the Silent Enemy
 New England Historical Society: Molly Spotted Elk
 Wikipedia: Molly Spotted Elk

And here are our webpages about the Penobscot tribe and language:
 Penobscot-Abnaki language
 Penobscot Indians
 Penobscot culture
 Wabanaki legends
 Northeastern Woodland Indians culture
 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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