The headlines have been full of controversy over casinos, racinos, land claims settlements, and sovereign rights for Native Americans in Maine. An award-winning historian with an enjoyable narrative style, Neil Rolde puts these controversies in context by telling the larger story of Maine Indians. Rolde explores what we know about the pre-history period, the first contact between Europeans and Indians, how wars and treaties affected tribal lands, and why Maine Indians were treated differently from many of the other tribes in the United States. You'll learn about their legends and culture, their struggles with government agents, the long fight for the right to vote, and the history of tribal representation in the legislature. There are many generous voices in this book, sharing their stories and hopes and fears. 2004 paperback, 462 pages.