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Collar Reintroduced to Penobscot Indians


Three years ago, Charles Norman Shay, a Penobscot Indian elder, commissioned the making of a tribal collar that his family once owned. He had found a picture of his mother from 1900 wearing the collar. James Neptune, a member of the tribe in Maine, did some research and found out Shay's mother was wearing a collar that typically was reserved for tribal chiefs and men in high political positions. She was wearing the collar in the photograph for identification purposes.