PENOBSCOT RESERVATION PANAWAPSKEK – Dr. Eunice Josephine Nelson-Baumann, 88, member of the spider Clan, educator, author, researcher, and lecturer died Oct. 27, 2004, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Nov. 6, 1915, on the Penobscot Indian Reservation in her parent’s home of Philamon (Solis) {Maliseet of the Tobique Reserve, New Brunswick, Canada} and Horace Nelson {Penobscot Nation}. Eunice was a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, New York University in New York City and subsequently received an honorary doctorate in philosophy from the University of Maine at Orono. Eunice taught at the University of Maine in Orono after returning home as well as at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Indiana University in Indianapolis, Ind., University of Maine in Presque Isle, and Bowdoin College in Brunswick. She traveled extensively during her lifetime including Mexico, Haiti, Bolivia, Peru (where she studied Latin American Culture) Israel, Switzerland, Italy, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. Eunice wrote a book The Wabnaki, An American Bibliography published in 1982 and she was featured in many other publications over the years for her knowledge of tribal history and culture. Eunice returned to her home on the Penobscot Reservation in the late 1970’s following a 30-year career in sociology and cultural anthro-pology. Her home reflected her love of books, nature, and her years of research on ageism, activism, acupuncture, whole foods, holistic medicine, ecology, modern physics, and spirituality. She planned to write a paper on the link between the Red Paint People as ancestors of the Penobscots, having accumulated file cabinets full of research documentation and notes as well as her much loved super-string theory relating to spirituality. According to Eunice, “We are all interconnected by these little strings that move in waves. Eunice did not agree with the Maine Land Claim settlement so she directed that any monies due her from the settlement be donated to the school on the Penobscot Reservation earmarked for computers. This donation purchased the first computers for the school. Unfortunately, Eunice’s health deteriorated during her last years of life, making it unsafe for her to continue to live in her home on the Penobscot Reservation. Prior to her passing Eunice resided in the Stillwater Healthcare Facility. She is survived by her Swiss husband Dr. Gerald Baumann of Costa Rica, and their two adopted children, Belinda Baumann (Chippewa) of the Penobscot Reservation, and Bevan Baumann (Cherokee) of Biddeford; nephews Waite J. Akins of the Penobscot Reservation, Andrew X. Akins of Arab, Ala., Michael Akin of Haleiwa, Hawaii; nieces, Jean A. Moore of Penobscot Reservation, Anne Akin Wood of Auburn, Betsy Nelson Tannian of Orono, Kathy Nelson of Hampton and Erica Nelson Menard of Freeport; 20 great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers Francis, John, Peter and Horace Nelson; three sisters Winifred “Apid” Nelson January, Mary Alice “Molly Spotted Elk” Nelson Archambaud, and Mildred Philamon Nelson Akins; and a niece, Mary Akin Secord. A celebration of her life will be take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5, 2004 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Indian Island, where Fr. Paul Kerns will conduct a prayer service at 12:30 p.m. Her body was cremated and her ashes will be returned to Mother Earth. Cremation arrangements by Birmingham Funeral and Cremation Services 438 Main St., Old Town