The photo shows an exhibit of four families of
Penobscot Indians living in their birch-bark wigwams (or tee-pees).
The Penobscot Indians used birch-bark canoes to paddle the waters
of the exposition.
The Penobscot was once a powerful tribe. In 1893, they were reduced
to a few hundred members, living on Indian Island, or at Old
Town, on the Penobscot River in Maine.
Howe. The Book of the Fair. Chicago: The Bancroft Company,
1893. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without