Title

Lost in the Maine Woods: Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Nicolar and the Penobscot World

Publication Date

2012

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The article discusses ways in which the essays in American author and historian Henry David Thoreau's book “The Maine Woods” illustrate his relationship with Native Americans, particularly the Penobscot people. His confrontations with the Penobscot Nation are described as being characterized by instances of sudden insight and deep misunderstanding. Thoreau's Native American guides are also cited as custodians of Penobscot culture who labored to fit Thoreau into their own lives.

Original Citation

Kucich, J. (2012). Lost in the Maine Woods: Henry David Thoreau, Joseph Nicolar and the Penobscot World. The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies, 19/20, 22-52.