1. What people inhabited the area of Maine 4,000 years ago, long before Europeans? They are known primarily for the color they used in their burials.
From Quiz Some History of the Great State of Maine
Answer: Red Paint People
We don't understand much about the Red Paint People, who disappeared for unknown reasons around 1,000 B.C., just as we don't know much about their arrival around 3,000 B.C. or before. They used red ochre in funeral rites. They apparently were able to catch swordfish from boats, and also lived by eating more mundane birds, shellfish and roots and berries, and had tools made of bone or stone, though no pottery has been linked to them.