Ash pounding and splitting demonstration with Eldon Hanning, Micmac

Posted June 13, 2013, at 4:38 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Location: Jordan Pond House, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: Abbe Museum; 207-288-3519;

Eldon Hanning of the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians is well known for his utility baskets. A master of ash preparation, Eldon will demonstrate the traditional Micmac method of pounding and splitting ash, which differs greatly from the techniques of the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy ash-pounders. A board member of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, Eldon has taught hundreds of members of each of the Wabanaki tribes how to weave potato baskets—a basket which the Wabanaki are well known for. In partnership with Acadia National Park. Rain location: Abbe Museum Downtown. Free and open to the public.