Dale Potts

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Returning to Maine in 1936 after several decades working in

the American entertainment industry, Henry Red Eagle (1885-

1972), a Maliseet from Greenville, wrote in an area newspaper of

his love of the northern forest: “what I really like is to ease around in an

old flannel shirt, or no shirt at all if the place and the occupation permit—

and let the rest of the world go by. I like to get off on some unfrequented

part of the lake or stream in my canoe or in the woods where

the noise of the crowds can’t reach me. I suppose it’s a reversion to the

blanket of my ancestors.” As a registered Maine guide, Red Eagle was well

acquainted with the woods and waters of northern Maine.