The homeland of the Abenaki, which they call Ndakinna (Dawn Land), extended across most of what is now northern New England, southern Quebec, and the southern Canadian Maritimes. The Eastern Abenaki population was concentrated in portions of New Brunswick and Maine east of New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
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The Abenaki were a deeply religious people. They believed that the Earth had always existed and called it their “Grandmother.” They also believed that a being called “The Owner” had created people, animals, and all natural things, such as rocks and trees, and that each natural thing had an individual spirit.
Hello! Kwai n’nidôba!
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming. Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California. Elk Valley Rancheria, California. Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada. Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California.
All Indians are subject to federal income taxes. However, whenever a member of an Indian tribe conducts business off the reservation, that person, like everyone else, pays both state and local taxes. State income taxes are not paid on reservation or trust lands.
1: a member of a group of American Indian peoples of northern New England and adjoining parts of Quebec. 2: either of the two Algonquian languages spoken by the Abenaki peoples.
The food that the Abenaki tribe ate included crops they raised consisting of crops of corn, beans and squash. Fish such as sturgeon, pike and bullhead were caught. Hunters provided meat from deer (venison), bear, moose and smaller game like squirrel or rabbit.
Wabanaki or Wa·ba·na·kis. A member of a Native American confederacy composed of the Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot peoples, formed in the mid-1700s in opposition to the Iroquois confederacy and the English colonists.
Beaded moccasins Abenaki men wore breechcloths with leather leggings. Abenaki women wore wraparound deerskin skirts. Shirts were not necessary in Abenaki culture, but in cool weather both genders wore poncho-like blouses. The Abenakis also used moccasins, cloaks, beaded jewelry, and pointed hoods.
Tribes and Bands of Vermont Abenaki. Mahican. Missiassik. Pennacook. Pocomtuc.
The Pennacook, sometimes called Pawtucket and Merrimack, were an Algonquian-speaking tribe that were closely related to the Abenaki. Their name comes from the Abenaki word “penakuk” meaning “at the bottom of the hill.” The Pennacook Confederacy included as many as 18 sub-tribes of the same general stock.
i¹jv²do²da “I – your (pl) father ”
Penobscot is a musical language with complicated verbs. If you ‘d like to know a few easy Penobscot words, kwai kwai is a friendly greeting and woliwoni means ” thank you.” You can listen to a Penobscot elder talk in her language here and see a Penobscot picture glossary here.
Make a selection and hear some of the first words spoken in North America. KWE-KWE ( Hello ), spoken by Michelle. Algonquin Family. Algonquin Animals. Algonquin Forests. Algonquin Weather. Algonquin Sky. Algonquin Numbers.