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Molly Ockett as a Folkloric Figure

Full Bibliography
of B.S.Roberts’s
Master’s thesis project [presented here].


Adams, Barbara. “The legend of Mollyockett closely linked to Western Maine.” Maine Scene Magazine (June 1988): 5-7.

American Folklore Society. “What is Folklore.” Accessed 10 October 2019. https://www.afsnet.org/page/WhatIsFolklore.

Archambeault, William G.  “The Current State of Indian Country Corrections in the United States.” In American Indians at Risk, edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross, 77–94. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014.

Baruadi, Moh. Karmin, Sunarty Eraku, and Syahrizal Koem. “The Role of Folk Culture in the Promoting Tourism. A Case of Folklore of Otanaha Fort in Gorontalo Province.” Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism 8 no. 6 (Fall 2017): 1279-1283.

Beauvais, Fred. “American Indians and Alcohol.” Alcohol Health and Research World 22, no. 4 (1998): 253-259.

Bennett, Donald G., ed. “Maine Indians in the Bethel Area.” The Bethel Journals, 8 July 2010.   http://www.thebetheljournals.info/Indians/Bethel_Indians.htm

Bennett, Donald G., ed. “The First Mollyockett Day in Bethel – July 27, 1957.” The Bethel Journals. Accessed 7 November 2019. http://www.thebetheljournals.info/Events/First%20Mollyockett%20Day.pdf

Berkhofer, Jr., Robert F. The White Man’s Indian. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1978.

Bethel Historical Society. “The Many Faces of Molly Ockett.” Museums of the Bethel Historical Society Online Collections & Catalog. 2019. Accessed 7 November 2019. https://bethelhistorical.org/catalog/exhibits/show/mollyockett/faces_of_mollyockett

Boardman, Julie. When Women and Mountains Meet: Adventures in the White Mountains. Lyme, NH: Durand Press, 2001.

Bruchac, Margaret. Molly Has Her Say. Northampton, MA: Alexander Street Press, 1999.

Caterine, Darryl V. “Heirs through Fear: Indian Curses, Accursed Indian Lands, and White Christian Sovereignty in America.” Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 18 no. 1 (August 2014): 37-57.

Chmelecki, Lisa. “A curse that won’t die.” Sun Journal, 31 October 2003.

Collins, Jim. “Old Home Days: A New England Tradition.” Yankee Magazine (July/August 2009), accessed 11 November 2019, https://newengland.com/yankee-magazine/travel/new-england/things-to-do/old-home-days/.

Cram-Drach, Gudrun and Neva Cram. “Appendix 3: The Indians of Maine.” In Forest and Shore: Legends of the Pine Tree State, 150th Anniversary Edition, by Charles P. Ilsley, 369-378. Portland, ME; Afterflight Publishing, 2006.  

Davis, Bailey K. Traditions and Recollections of Berlin. Berlin, NH: Berlin Public Library, 1897. 

Dorson, Richard M. American Folklore. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, 1959.

Dragon Mama. “Excellent Teachable novel.” Review of Mollyockett, by Pat Stewart. Amazon, 17 August 2005. Accessed 10 November 2019. https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RQM9M3K2PP6U1/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1885435436

Dundes, Alan. “The American Concept of Folklore.” Journal of the Folklore Institute 3 no. 3 (December 1966): 226-249.

Ferati, Ferki. “The Rise and Decline of the Chautauqua Movement and its Lessons for 21st Century Civic Adult Education.” PhD diss., University of Pittsburgh, 2017.

Flood, Theodore L. ed. The Chautauquan, Volume VII: From October, 1886, to July, 1887. Meadville, PA: T.L. Flood Publishing House, 1887.

Haynes, Geo. H. “The Ricker Family and Poland Spring.” Journal of Medicine and Science 3 no. 1 (December 1896): 223-225.

Gonzalez, Vivian M. and Monica C. Skewes. “Association of the Firewater Myth with Drinking Behavior Among American Indian and Alaska Native College Students.” PMC (13 October 2016). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5222774/

Green, Rayna. “The Pocahontas Perplex: The Image of Indian Women in American Culture.” The Massachusetts Review 16 no. 4 (Autumn 1975): 698-714.

Green, Thomas A., ed. Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art. Denver, CO: ABC-CLIO, 1997.

Gross, Dorothy. “The Legend of Mollyockett and Snow Falls.” Advertiser Democrat, 16 July 1987.

Grover, Kevin. “Five myths about American Indians.” Washington Post, 22 November 2017.

Hamlin, Charles Eugene. The Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin. Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press, 1899.

Hardcore Miner. “Maine Gold Panning – Exploring the Swift River and Coos Canyon.” HowToFindGoldNuggets. 28 December 2018. Accessed 11 November 2019. https://howtofindgoldnuggets.com/swift-river-maine-gold-prospecting/

Harnedy, Jim. Forgotten Tales of Down East Maine. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2019.

Haynes, Geo. H. “The Ricker Family and Poland Spring.” Journal of Medicine and Science 3 no. 1. (December 1896): 223-225.

Horne, Ruth B.D. Conway Through the Years and Wither. Conway, NH: Conway Historical Society.

Huhndorf, Shari M. Going Native: Indians in the American Cultural Imagination. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001.

Hurley, Gerard T. “Buried Treasure Tales in America.” Western Folklore 10, no. 3, (July 1951): 197-216.

ICT Editorial Team. “Molly Ockett Days Festival Beginning to Truly Honor Native Namesake.” Indian Country Today (3 December 2013). Accessed 20 October 2019. https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/archive/molly-ockett-days-festival-beginning-to-truly-honor-native-namesake-SwrHVJfHiE-c2DpBmGLFqQ/.

“Indian Raid ’81.” The Bethel Courier, Special Edition (August 1981): 1-20.

Johnson, Charles Everett. A History of Snow’s Falls. South Paris, ME: Park Street Press, 1992.

Johnson, Charles Everett. . The Legends of Mollyockett. Self-published, 1991.

Johnson, Karen. Singing Bird. Self-published, 2013.

Julyan, Robert and Mary Julyan. Place Names of the White Mountains. Revised Edition. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1993.

Kayworth, Alfred E. and Raymond G. Potvin. The Scalp Hunters: Abenaki Ambush At Lovewell Pond – 1725. Wellesley, MA; Branden Books, 2002.

Kimball, E.G. “Princess Molly Ockett was known as herb doctor.” Sun Journal, November 13, 1999.

Kimball, E.G. “Molly Ockett’s Ghost Guards Indian Treasure.” Lewiston Journal Magazine Section, 25 October 1969.

Kimball, E.G. “Name of Molly Ockett Will Never Die Locally.” Tourist Guide to Rumford Area, 8 July 1971.

Lapham, William B. and Silas P. Maxim. History of the Town of Paris, Maine. 1983 edition. Somersworth, NH: New England History Press of Somersworth, 1983.

Lima, Alison. “The Abenaki Indian Curse of Brunswick Springs, Vermont.” The Vermonter. Accessed 7 November 2019. https://vermonter.com/curse-of-brunswick-springs/.

Lowenthal, David. “Fabricating Heritage.” History and Memory 10 no. 1 (Spring 1998): 5-24.

Maine Department of Economic Development. Mountain Climbing in Maine. Augusta, ME: Economic and Community Development Documents, 1965.

Maine Historical Society. Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society. Second Series, Vol. VII. Portland, ME: The Thurston Print, 1896.

Mason, Ellen McRoberts. “The Town of Conway.” The Granite Monthly 20 no. 6 (June 1896): 347-375.

Mcbride, Bunny. Molly Spotted Elk: A Penobscot in Paris. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.

McBride, Bunny. Women of the Dawn. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

McBride, Bunny and Harald E.L. Prins. “Walking the Medicine Line: Molly Ockett, a Pigwacket Doctor.” In Northeastern Indian Lives, 1632-1816, edited by Robert S. Grumet, 321 – 345. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.

McBride, Bunny and Harald E.L. Prins. Indians in Eden: Wabanakis and Rusticators on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, 1840s-1920s. Camden, ME: Down East, 2009.

Moorehead, Robert M. The Last of the Pequawkets – Moll Locket.” The Western Mainer 1 no. 3.  (December 1970): 1.

MSAD # 72. Molly Ockett School Student / Parent Handbook. 2018-2019.

Native Languages. “Pigwacket Indian Tribe.” Accessed 12 November 2019. http://www.native-languages.org/definitions/pigwacket.htm

Newell, Catherine S-C. “Well-Known Indians of the Bethel Area.” Museums of the Bethel Historical Society Online Collections & Catalog. 3 August 1981. Accessed 11 November 2018. https://www.bethelhistorical.org/catalog/item/SERIAL_1.5.X.6b.

New Hampshire State Parks. “Magnificent Tales of Metallak.” 10 July 2014. Accessed 1 November 2019. https://blog.nhstateparks.org/magnificent-tales-of-metallak/.

O’Brien, Jean M. Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

Perham, Joe. “The Legend of Mollyocket.” Tales from the Maine Woods Volume One. Tourmaline Media, 2009. CD.

Pinkham, Steve. Mountains of Maine: Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names. Camden, ME: DownEast, 2009.

Piotrowski, Thaddeus, ed. The Indian heritage of New Hampshire and Northern New England. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2002.

Poole, H.A. and G.W Poole. History of Poland. Mechanic Falls, ME: Poole Brothers Publishers, 1890.

Prunkl, Arlene. “Dialogue in Fiction: Part I – How to Write authentic dialects and foreign accents.” PenUltimate Editorial Services. 24 Abril 2014. Accessed 14 November 2019. http://penultimateword.com/fiction/dialect-in-dialogue-how-to-write-authentic-dialect-and-foreign-accents/.

RateBeer. “Sunday River Mollyockett IPA.” Accessed 1 November 2019. https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sunday-river-mollyockett-ipa/106984/

Rich, Louise Dickinson. “Molly Ockett.” Woman’s Day (July 1946): 25, 68-73.

Richards, David L. Poland Springs: A Tale of the Gilded Age, 1860-1900. Durham, NH: University of New Hampshire Press, 2005.

Rix, Guy S. History and Genealogy of the Eastman Family of America; Containing Biographical Sketches and Genealogies of Both Makes and Females. Concord, NH: Press of Ira C. Evans, 1901.

Rudy, Jill Terry. “American folklore scholarship, Tales of the North American Indians, and Relational communities.” Journal of American Folklore 126, no. 499 (Winter 2013): 3-30. 

Ryerson, Craig and Jane Ryerson. “Actions speak louder than words.” The Bethel Citizen (25 July 2019). Accessed 10 August 2019. https://www.sunjournal.com/2019/07/25/actions-speak-louder-than-words/.

Savage, G.R. Fletcher McKenzie and the Passage to Whole. Bloomington, IN: Westbow Press, 2016.

Shanor, E.C. “Not So Good Old Days.” The Oxford Democrat, 17 September 2009.

Smith College. “Smith College to Present “Molly Has Her Say”.” 16 April 1999. Accessed 1 November 2019. https://www.smith.edu/newsoffice/releases/molly.html.

Snow, Dean R. “Eastern Abenaki.” In Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 15: Northeast, ed. Bruce G. Trigger. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1978.

Sprague, Laura Fecych. Agreeable Situations: Society, Commerce, and Art in Southern Maine, 1780-1830. Kennebunk, ME: The Brick Store Museum, 1987.

Steam Mill Brewing. “Steam Mill Brewing.” Accessed 1 November 2019. https://steammillbrew.com/

Stephens, C.A. “The Kettle of the Singing Bird.” The Companion – For All the Family 87 no. 38 (19 September 1913): 478-479.

Sumner, Samuel. History of the Missisco Valley. Irasburgh, VT: Orleans County Historical Society, 1860.

Tedlock, Barbara. “Divination as a Way of Knowing: Embodiment, Visualisation, Narrative, and Interpretation.” Folklore 112 no. 2 (October 2001): 189-197.

The River Restaurant. “Molly Ockett’s Curse on Snow Falls.” Menu. 

The Trust for Public Land. “Mollidgewock Brook.” Accessed 14 November 2019. https://www.tpl.org/our-work/mollidgewock-brook.

Thompson, Stith. Motif-Index of Folk-Literature: A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folktales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux, Jest-Books, and Local Legends. Bloomington, IN: 1958.

True, Nathaniel Tuckerman. “The Last of the Pigwackets.” Museums of the Bethel Historical Society Online Collections & Catalog. Accessed 14 November 2019. https://bethelhistorical.org/catalog/exhibits/show/mollyockett/last_of_the_pigwackets.

Tufts, Henry. The Autobiography of a Criminal, second edition reprint. Port Townsend, WA: Loompanics Unlimited, 1993.

Underberg, Natalie M. “Curses: Motifs M400-M462.” In Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature: A Handbook, edited by Jane Garry and Hasan El-Shamy, 312-319. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005.

Upstander Project. “Phips Bounty Proclamation.” Accessed 18 November 2019. https://upstanderproject.org/firstlight/phips.

Vermont Native Justice Abenaki. “Howl of the Canyon Wolf: Ne-Do-Ba.” 24 April 2011. Accessed 1 November 2019. https://vermontnativejusticeabenaki.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/howl-of-the-canyon-wolf-ne-do-ba/.

Whipps, Heather. “Urban Legends: How They Start and Why They Persist.” LiveScience, 27 August 2006. https://www.livescience.com/7107-urban-legends-start-persist.html

Winslow, Dena Lynn. “Bloodstoppers of the St. John Valley in Northern Maine and Western New Brunswick.” University of Maine at Fort Kent: The Acadian Archives. Unpublished, 2015.

Wheeler, Samuel. “Float draws controversy, discussion and more.” The Bethel Citizen (8 August 2019). Accessed 10 August 2019. https://www.sunjournal.com/2019/08/08/float-draws-controversy-discussion-and-more/.

Wheeler, Samuel. “Molly Ockett Day to change name; observe Maine’s 200th,” The Bethel Citizen (13 February 2020), accessed 14 February 2020, https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/02/13/molly-ockett-day-to-change-name-observemaines-200th/

Wheeler, Samuel. “Who was Molly Ockett?” The Bethel Citizen, 18 July 2019.

Willey, Benjamin G.  Incidents in White Mountain History. Portland, ME: Francis Blake, 1856.

Woodrow, Arthur D. Metallak, the Last of the Cooashaukes: with the Life of David Robbins, the Story of Molly Ockett, the Adventures of Lieut. Segar, and the Killing of the Last Moose. Rumford, ME: Rumford Publishing Company, 1928.

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