• Good history book on the Wabanaki Indians of Maine.
  • Interesting biographies of four Maine Indian women.
  • : Collection of Abenaki Indian legends and folktales.

History of the Etchemin and Wabanaki Indians of Maine.

: Maine organization promoting Abenaki culture.

: Personal homepages of individual Abenaki Indians.

Communities of Ojibway Indians are called  in the United States and  in Canada.
In the 1700's, the Micmac, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Abenaki, and Penobscot people joined together intoan alliance known as the ,and after that, some Micmac people settled in Maine as well.

: Resources and links about Maine Indian tribes.


It means "people of the dawn," or "easterners." This name is also spelled "Abnaki," "Abanaki," or "Abenaqui."Abenaki Indians also call themselves , which means "the people."


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: History and genealogy of American Indians in Maine.


Only the Canadian Abenaki tribe is officially recognized, but there are at least three Abenakibands in the United States: the Sokoki and Mazipskwik Abenakis of Vermont and the Cowasucks of Massachusetts.


The Ojibway people call themselves in their own language, which means 'original person.'

The Chippewas are one of the largest American Indian groups in North America.


: History of the Abenaki Indians from 1600-1800.

Eastern Abenaki or Penobscot was another dialect of the same languageonce spoken in Maine, where Penobscot Indian people today are working to revive its use.

: Reference book on the American Indians of Maine.

There are nearly 150 different bands of Chippewa Indians living throughout their original homeland in the northern United States (especially , and ) and southern Canada (especially Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan).

: Books, videos and tapes about the Abenaki Indians.

Since the Abenaki people retreated into Canada to avoid attacks, the Britishconsidered them Canadian Indians, but in fact the Abenakis were original natives of New England--and though their strategy of merging after heavy losses and hiding their existence from more powerful neighbors has hampered the Abenaki tribe'squest for federal recognition, it has also ensured their survival as a people.

Some Abenaki elders in Canada still speak their native .




In Canada, the two Abenaki bands live on (also known as reservations.)A reserve is land that belongs to the tribe and is under their control.

: Historical maps for the Abenaki Indians of Maine.

If you'd like to learn a few easy Abenaki words, "kwai kwai" (rhymes with "bye bye") is a friendly greeting and "woliwoni" (pronounced woh-lee-woh-nee) means "thank you."You can listen to an Abanaki elder talk in his language and see an Abenaki picture glossary .

: History of the Abenaki nation in Canada.

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