Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage

Alnôbak is the Abenaki word for human beings so the exhibit title actually means People: Wearing Our Heritage.

This traveling exhibit examined how Abenaki regalia (special clothing) has been made and is still made and worn for self-affirmation, to affirm connections with family, clan, band, and tribe, and to express identity within the geographical locale co-occupied with mainstream culture.

This special traveling exhibition was developed through a partnership of the Vermont Abenaki Arts Association and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. The exhibit traveled to five venues in New England from 2017 – 2019. Co-curated by Vera Longtoe Sheehan and Eloise Beil.

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