Resources

Our Abenaki education team has vetted the following collection of primary and secondary resources. It includes ready-to-use study guides and activity sheets that meet national ELA Common Core Standards and regional standards for Global Citizenship and Flexible Pathways (Act 77).

Please note that resources published before 2011 are likely out-of-date and do not reflect the most up-to-date information about the Abenaki people. Please visit Abenaki tribal websites for more information.

Wskintow8gonal wji Aln8mbac

Wskintow8gonal wji Aln8mbac

In the Abenaki laguage Wskintow8gonal wji Aln8mbac means “New Songs for the Abenaki.”– CD description, Wskintow8gonal wji Aln8mbac by Bryan …

Wôbanaki Lifeways – Circa 1600

Abstract The term Wôbanakiak includes many culturally related groups of Native peoples who were the original inhabitants of present-day Maine, …
What Is The Status Of The Abenaki Native Americans In Vermont Today?

What Is The Status Of The Abenaki Native Americans In Vermont Today?

This month on Brave Little State, VPR’s people-powered journalism podcast, a question about the descendants of this region’s first residents. …
WHAT DID YOUR LUNCH COST NATURE? Have you gotten All Tangled in a Web?

WHAT DID YOUR LUNCH COST NATURE? Have you gotten All Tangled in a Web?

Grades: 6th – 8th and higherSubjects: Environmental impacts, habitats, Natural resources, ecosystems, competition for resources, carrying capacity, geography, habitat fragmentation, …

Western Abenaki Dictionary, WAR Radio, and Online Lessons

The Western Abenaki language, Aln8ba8dwaw8gan (Language Code: Abe), is listed as “critically endangered” by UNESCO. For those interested in learning …
Weaving a Thread through the 7 Generations – Melody Walker Brook – TEDx

Weaving a Thread through the 7 Generations – Melody Walker Brook – TEDx

Melody Walker Brook gives an incredibly powerful and touching insight into rebirth of the Abenaki Elnu tribe. Finding pride in …
Wabanakis of Maine and the Maritimes: A resource book about Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, Micmac and Abenaki Indians

Wabanakis of Maine and the Maritimes: A resource book about Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, Micmac and Abenaki Indians

This guide provides information and instructional materials on the history and culture of the Wabanakis of Maine and the Maritime …
Wabanaki Squashes and Pumpkins: 2014 Harvest

Wabanaki Squashes and Pumpkins: 2014 Harvest

Published with permission of the author Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph.D. Series: Seeds of RenewalTitle: Wabanaki Squashes and PumpkinsPublisher: Haven ProjectYear: …
Wabanaki Corn Varieties: 2014 Harvest

Wabanaki Corn Varieties: 2014 Harvest

Published with permission of the author Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph.D. Series: Seeds of RenewalTitle: Wabanaki Corn VarietiesPublisher: Haven ProjectYear: 2014 …
Wabanaki Calling In Song

Wabanaki Calling In Song

Filmed in night vision at the Jamaica State Park during an archeological dig. The El-Nu Abenaki Tribe Singers led the …
Wabanaki Beans: 2014 Harvest

Wabanaki Beans: 2014 Harvest

Courtesy of Frederick M. Wiseman Series: Seeds of RenewalTitle: Wabanaki BeansPublisher: Haven ProjectYear: 2014 …
Waban-Aki: People From Where The Sun Rises

Waban-Aki: People From Where The Sun Rises

In this feature-length documentary from Alanis Obomsawin, the filmmaker returns to the village where she was raised to craft a …

Virtual Abenaki Heritage Weekend: Abenaki Basket Makers

The 2021 Virtual Abenaki Heritage Weekend presents “Abenaki Basket Makers” featuring Sherry Gould of the Nulhegan Abenaki Heritage Preservation Department. …
Vermont Abenaki Artists Associations

Vermont Abenaki Artists Associations

The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association embodies the history, culture, and art of the Abenaki people.     Our mission is to …
Vera Longtoe Sheehan for Women’s Heritage Month: Molly Ockett

Vera Longtoe Sheehan for Women’s Heritage Month: Molly Ockett

Kwai Nedobak! Nd’elewizi Vera Longtoe Sheehan du Elnu Wôbanaki – that translates into English as: Hello my friends! My name …
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September …
The Winter People

The Winter People

Saxso is fourteen when the British attack his village. It’s 1759, and war is raging in the northeast between the …
The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600–1800: War, Migration, and the Survival of an Indian People

The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600–1800: War, Migration, and the Survival of an Indian People

Before European incursions began in the seventeenth century, the Western Abenaki Indians inhabited present-day Vermont and New Hampshire, particularly the …
The Voice of the Dawn: An Autohistory of the Abenaki Nation

The Voice of the Dawn: An Autohistory of the Abenaki Nation

“ story is a sash woven of many strands of language. The first strand is the remembered wisdom of the …
The Very Hungary Azaban

The Very Hungary Azaban

GRADES:3rd – 5th grade and higher SUBJECTS:Natural resources, ecosystems, competition for resources, carrying capacity, globalization, social studies, and global citizenship. …
The Vermont Abenaki – A Struggle for Recognition

The Vermont Abenaki – A Struggle for Recognition

WABANAAGIG, Land of the Rising Sun goes beyond words to encapsulate the strong emotions of the Wabanaki, a people who …
The Original Vermonters: Native Inhabitants, Past and Present

The Original Vermonters: Native Inhabitants, Past and Present

Reviews An extraordinarily fine book about the entire time range of Native American presence in Vermont . . . Those …
The Odzihozo and Champ Story

The Odzihozo and Champ Story

Chief Don Stevens tells the story of how the spirit being Odzihozo create himself from nothing and then went on …

The Not so Invisible Border   

The article was originally published on March 26, 2022 and is republished here with permission from the author Jeanne Morningstar …

The Myth of Native American Extinction Harms Everyone

By Mali Obomsawin Cluelessness about Native people is rampant in New England, which romanticizes its Colonial heritage. In college, I …
The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale

The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale

“Promise to remember me!” was all the beautiful woman had ever said to the hunter. She had appeared from nowhere …

The Colonial World of the Northeast

In order to understand Alnobak people, currently known as the Western Abenaki, we must understand the people around them and …
The Arrow over the Door

The Arrow over the Door

For young Samuel Russell, the summer of 1777 is a time of fear. The British Army is approaching, and the …
The Abenaki (Indians of North America)

The Abenaki (Indians of North America)

The Abenaki, part of the Indians of North America series, explores the lives of these native tribes that have lived …
Swift Deer’s Spirit Game

Swift Deer’s Spirit Game

This book brings back to life one of the stories of how the game of lacrosse originated in Northern New …
Surviving New England’s Great Dying

Surviving New England’s Great Dying

It’s been more than 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, and there is a lot we are still learning about …

Sugaring in Wabanahkik (Land of the Dawn): An Abenaki History of Maple

By Alexander Cotnoir As spring temperatures begin to climb across Vermont’s forested landscape, the annual arrival of “sugaring season” – …

Statement Regarding UVM and Eugenics

Statement Regarding UVM and EugenicsE. Thomas Sullivan, PresidentJune 21, 2019 As we close this academic year, I wish to refer …

Statement on Abenaki Ethnocide in History, Scholarship, and Social Media

The Indigenous Abenaki people of the Northeast have, for generations, been subjected to both genocidal attacks (killing of people) and ethnocidal attacks (killing of culture) by colonial settlers and their descendants. In the colonial era, these threats took the form of murderous attacks on families and villages in war-time. In the modern era, these threats have included eugenic sterilization , forced separations of children and families, misrepresentations of history, and other attacks that the United Nations classifies as “ethnocide.” By definition, ethnocide includes both a “mental element” – “the intent to destroy” – and a “physical element” – when perpetrators …
Seeds of Renewal: Indigenous Crops of the Northeast

Seeds of Renewal: Indigenous Crops of the Northeast

Published with permission of the author Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph.D. Series: Seeds of RenewalTitle: Indigenous Crops of the NortheastPublisher: Haven …
Riparian Zone Curriculum

Riparian Zone Curriculum

This course was a collaborative effort between the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and UVM’s Lake Champlain Sea Grant program. What …

Response to Colonized ideas of “Race Shifting”

There have been some concerns regarding claims that certain Abenaki individuals, families and communities in Vermont, New Hampshire and neighboring …

Resources for Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage we collaborated with our friends at Abenaki Trails Project to create this booklet of …
Reclaiming the Ancestors: Decolonizing a Taken Prehistory of the Far Northeast

Reclaiming the Ancestors: Decolonizing a Taken Prehistory of the Far Northeast

Reclaiming the Ancestors sets the record straight about the early history of the Wabanaki – the Abenaki, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Malecite, …

Reading Abenaki Traditions and European Records of Rogers’ Raid

Abstract The October 4, 1759 attack on St. Francis is recognized as an important event in American history, but most …
Parley and Protocol: Abenaki Diplomacy Past and Present

Parley and Protocol: Abenaki Diplomacy Past and Present

Fort Necessity National Battlefield, U. S. National Park Service site approached the Elnu Abenaki Tribe with the idea of developing …

Outdoor Education and Allyship with Abenakis (Video)

Outdoor education is placed-based work that relies on land-based knowledge which often borrows from Native American survival and cultural craft …
Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Tribe Abenaki Nation

Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Tribe Abenaki Nation

The mission of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation is to strengthen our government; to build our community, …
NIKWÔBI:  Abenaki Performances

NIKWÔBI: Abenaki Performances

This guide is meant to deepen the experiential learning for students participating during the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association’s performances at  …

Nebizun: Water Is Life Curatorial Statement

Nebizun: Water Is Life brings together artwork by Abenaki artists of the Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley regions to illustrate the Abenaki relationship to water, our awareness of water as a fundamental element necessary for all life, and our concern that pollution of water can change our traditional lifeways and the health of all our relations, human and animal. …

Nebizun: Water is Life

Exhibition curated by Vera Longtoe Sheehan Header artwork: by Francine Poitras Jones Curatorial Statement Nebizun is the Abenaki word for …
Nebi, Abenaki Ways of Knowing Water

Nebi, Abenaki Ways of Knowing Water

Created to help preserve these stories for Abenaki and other people. While the core content of these stories belong to …
Navigating the Champlain Valley 1609: Quadricentennial

Navigating the Champlain Valley 1609: Quadricentennial

In 1609, Samuel de Champlain came to the lake that now bears his name. He encountered a rich culture in …

Navigating Partnerships with Indigenous People in a Time of Ethnic Fraud Panic

The process of getting to know Native people can be especially complicated in New England, which has some of the longest colonial histories on the continent. Since most eastern tribal nations historically dealt with the colonies rather than with what eventually became the U.S. federal government, many remain “unrecognized…” …
Native Knowledge 360°: Framework for Essential Understandings about American Indians

Native Knowledge 360°: Framework for Essential Understandings about American Indians

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Native Knowledge 360° Essential Understandings about American Indians is a framework that …

Native American Heritage Month Writing Prompt

Download this writing prompt to get your students thinking about Native American Heritage Month! In 1990, the United States passed …
National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

National Council for the Social Studies first published national curriculum standards in 1994. Since then, the social studies standards have …
N’Dakinna: An Illustrated Abenaki Dictionary for Schools

N’Dakinna: An Illustrated Abenaki Dictionary for Schools

This dictionary was created through a partnership between the Circle of Courage and the Endangered Alphabets Project. It is intended …

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Wskintow8gonal wji Aln8mbac

In the Abenaki laguage Wskintow8gonal wji Aln8mbac means “New Songs for the Abenaki.”– CD description, Wskintow8gonal wji Aln8mbac by Bryan ...

Wôbanaki Lifeways – Circa 1600

Abstract The term Wôbanakiak includes many culturally related groups of Native peoples who were the original inhabitants of present-day Maine, ...

WHAT DID YOUR LUNCH COST NATURE? Have you gotten All Tangled in a Web?

Grades: 6th – 8th and higherSubjects: Environmental impacts, habitats, Natural resources, ecosystems, competition for resources, carrying capacity, geography, habitat fragmentation, ...

Western Abenaki Dictionary, WAR Radio, and Online Lessons

The Western Abenaki language, Aln8ba8dwaw8gan (Language Code: Abe), is listed as “critically endangered” by UNESCO. For those interested in learning ...

Weaving a Thread through the 7 Generations – Melody Walker Brook – TEDx

Melody Walker Brook gives an incredibly powerful and touching insight into rebirth of the Abenaki Elnu tribe. Finding pride in ...

Wabanaki Squashes and Pumpkins: 2014 Harvest

Published with permission of the author Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph.D. Series: Seeds of RenewalTitle: Wabanaki Squashes and PumpkinsPublisher: Haven ProjectYear: ...

Wabanaki Corn Varieties: 2014 Harvest

Published with permission of the author Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph.D. Series: Seeds of RenewalTitle: Wabanaki Corn VarietiesPublisher: Haven ProjectYear: 2014 ...

Wabanaki Calling In Song

Filmed in night vision at the Jamaica State Park during an archeological dig. The El-Nu Abenaki Tribe Singers led the ...

Wabanaki Beans: 2014 Harvest

Courtesy of Frederick M. Wiseman Series: Seeds of RenewalTitle: Wabanaki BeansPublisher: Haven ProjectYear: 2014 ...

Virtual Abenaki Heritage Weekend: Abenaki Basket Makers

The 2021 Virtual Abenaki Heritage Weekend presents “Abenaki Basket Makers” featuring Sherry Gould of the Nulhegan Abenaki Heritage Preservation Department. ...

Vermont Abenaki Artists Associations

The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association embodies the history, culture, and art of the Abenaki people.     Our mission is to ...

Vera Longtoe Sheehan for Women’s Heritage Month: Molly Ockett

Kwai Nedobak! Nd’elewizi Vera Longtoe Sheehan du Elnu Wôbanaki – that translates into English as: Hello my friends! My name ...

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September ...

The Winter People

Saxso is fourteen when the British attack his village. It’s 1759, and war is raging in the northeast between the ...

The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600–1800: War, Migration, and the Survival of an Indian People

Before European incursions began in the seventeenth century, the Western Abenaki Indians inhabited present-day Vermont and New Hampshire, particularly the ...

The Very Hungary Azaban

GRADES:3rd – 5th grade and higher SUBJECTS:Natural resources, ecosystems, competition for resources, carrying capacity, globalization, social studies, and global citizenship. ...

The Original Vermonters: Native Inhabitants, Past and Present

Reviews An extraordinarily fine book about the entire time range of Native American presence in Vermont . . . Those ...

The Odzihozo and Champ Story

Chief Don Stevens tells the story of how the spirit being Odzihozo create himself from nothing and then went on ...

The Not so Invisible Border   

The article was originally published on March 26, 2022 and is republished here with permission from the author Jeanne Morningstar ...

The Myth of Native American Extinction Harms Everyone

By Mali Obomsawin Cluelessness about Native people is rampant in New England, which romanticizes its Colonial heritage. In college, I ...

The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale

“Promise to remember me!” was all the beautiful woman had ever said to the hunter. She had appeared from nowhere ...

The Colonial World of the Northeast

In order to understand Alnobak people, currently known as the Western Abenaki, we must understand the people around them and ...

The Arrow over the Door

For young Samuel Russell, the summer of 1777 is a time of fear. The British Army is approaching, and the ...

The Abenaki (Indians of North America)

The Abenaki, part of the Indians of North America series, explores the lives of these native tribes that have lived ...

Swift Deer’s Spirit Game

This book brings back to life one of the stories of how the game of lacrosse originated in Northern New ...

Surviving New England’s Great Dying

It’s been more than 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, and there is a lot we are still learning about ...

Sugaring in Wabanahkik (Land of the Dawn): An Abenaki History of Maple

By Alexander Cotnoir As spring temperatures begin to climb across Vermont’s forested landscape, the annual arrival of “sugaring season” – ...

Statement Regarding UVM and Eugenics

Statement Regarding UVM and EugenicsE. Thomas Sullivan, PresidentJune 21, 2019 As we close this academic year, I wish to refer ...

Statement on Abenaki Ethnocide in History, Scholarship, and Social Media

The Indigenous Abenaki people of the Northeast have, for generations, been subjected to both genocidal attacks (killing of people) and ethnocidal attacks (killing of culture) by colonial settlers and their descendants. In the colonial era, these threats took the form of murderous attacks on families ...

Seeds of Renewal: Indigenous Crops of the Northeast

Published with permission of the author Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph.D. Series: Seeds of RenewalTitle: Indigenous Crops of the NortheastPublisher: Haven ...

Riparian Zone Curriculum

This course was a collaborative effort between the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and UVM’s Lake Champlain Sea Grant program. What ...

Response to Colonized ideas of “Race Shifting”

There have been some concerns regarding claims that certain Abenaki individuals, families and communities in Vermont, New Hampshire and neighboring ...

Resources for Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage we collaborated with our friends at Abenaki Trails Project to create this booklet of ...

Reclaiming the Ancestors: Decolonizing a Taken Prehistory of the Far Northeast

Reclaiming the Ancestors sets the record straight about the early history of the Wabanaki – the Abenaki, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Malecite, ...

Reading Abenaki Traditions and European Records of Rogers’ Raid

Abstract The October 4, 1759 attack on St. Francis is recognized as an important event in American history, but most ...

Parley and Protocol: Abenaki Diplomacy Past and Present

Fort Necessity National Battlefield, U. S. National Park Service site approached the Elnu Abenaki Tribe with the idea of developing ...

Outdoor Education and Allyship with Abenakis (Video)

Outdoor education is placed-based work that relies on land-based knowledge which often borrows from Native American survival and cultural craft ...

Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Tribe Abenaki Nation

The mission of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation is to strengthen our government; to build our community, ...

NIKWÔBI: Abenaki Performances

This guide is meant to deepen the experiential learning for students participating during the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association’s performances at  ...

Nebizun: Water Is Life Curatorial Statement

Nebizun: Water Is Life brings together artwork by Abenaki artists of the Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley regions to illustrate the Abenaki relationship to water, our awareness of water as a fundamental element necessary for all life, and our concern that pollution of water ...

Nebizun: Water is Life

Exhibition curated by Vera Longtoe Sheehan Header artwork: by Francine Poitras Jones Curatorial Statement Nebizun is the Abenaki word for ...

Nebi, Abenaki Ways of Knowing Water

Created to help preserve these stories for Abenaki and other people. While the core content of these stories belong to ...

Navigating the Champlain Valley 1609: Quadricentennial

In 1609, Samuel de Champlain came to the lake that now bears his name. He encountered a rich culture in ...

Navigating Partnerships with Indigenous People in a Time of Ethnic Fraud Panic

The process of getting to know Native people can be especially complicated in New England, which has some of the longest colonial histories on the continent. Since most eastern tribal nations historically dealt with the colonies rather than with what eventually became the U.S. federal ...

Native Knowledge 360°: Framework for Essential Understandings about American Indians

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Native Knowledge 360° Essential Understandings about American Indians is a framework that ...

Native American Heritage Month Writing Prompt

Download this writing prompt to get your students thinking about Native American Heritage Month! In 1990, the United States passed ...

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

National Council for the Social Studies first published national curriculum standards in 1994. Since then, the social studies standards have ...

N’Dakinna: An Illustrated Abenaki Dictionary for Schools

This dictionary was created through a partnership between the Circle of Courage and the Endangered Alphabets Project. It is intended ...

My Bring Up

As a kid, Shirly Hook learned how to lasso a rooster, ride a heifer, and turn a steamer trunk into ...

Molly Ockett & Her World

The following material is excerpted from an exhibition that was on view at the Bethel Historical Society from July 2004 through ...

Malian’s Song – Linguistic Notes and Ethnographic Terms for Abenakis

Abstract Abenaki is a common generic term for the Native American Indian peoples of northern New England, southeastern Canada, and ...

Malian’s Song – Abenaki Language Glossary

Abstract The tribal name Abenaki is adapted from the original Wôbanakiak, a noun that combines the morphemes for dawn or ...

Malian’s Song

In the words of a young Abenaki girl, Malian’s Song tells the true story of the deliberate English attack by ...

Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation

The Koasek Abenaki is an autonomous band of Abenaki families of what is now called the Western Abenaki Tribes, which ...

Just for the Fun of It

Artist(s): Black Hawk Singers Year: 2016 Label: CD Baby Run Time: 44 minutes ASIN: B009TT3AG4   View ...

Joe & Jesse Bruchac – Gluskabe and the Wind Eagle

A traditional Abenaki tale, told in English and Western Abenaki by father and son Joe and Jesse Bruchac. www.JosephBruchac.com From ...

Interview with Trudy Ann Parker

Koasek Abenaki Elder Trudy Ann Parker, the author of Aunt Sarah: Woman of the Dawn, discusses Abenaki spirituality, medicine, and how Native life was affected by the great dying and colonization. She goes on to describe the Last Rise of Chief Passaconaway and reads ...

In Search of New England’s Native Past: Selected Essays

This volume highlights the work of the late Gordon M. Day, renowned for his groundbreaking research on the history and ...

History in Beads

For hundreds of years the Western Abenaki a Native American nation in what is now Vermont New Hampshire, used designs and ...

Historic Society Explains Abenaki Erasure Myth

Published with permission from the Brattleboro Historical Society. In 1828 the Brattleboro publishing company of Holbrook and Fessenden produced “A ...

H.880 “An act relating to Abenaki place names on State park signs”

BREAKING News – H.880 “An act relating to Abenaki place names on State park signs” was unanimously passed in the ...

H.556 Passes House

This bill exempts all property owned by Native American tribes or owned by nonprofit organization organized for the benefit of those tribes from statewide education property tax and municipal property tax. ...

Gluscape Fights the Water Serpent and How Woodpecker Got His Red Head

This gourd tells two traditional Wabanaki stories. Listen to the artist Jeanne Morningstar Kent tell the stories of Gluscape Fights the Water Serpent and How Woodpecker Got His Red Head. ...

Famous Abenakis

Today, we identify famous people as people we see in movies or on television. This list digs deep into Abenaki ...

Elnu Abenaki Tribe

Elnu is an Abenaki Tribe based in Southern Vermont.  We work to continue our cultural heritage through historical research, lectures ...

Elnu Abenaki Sagmo Roger Longtoe Sheehan on Sacred Sites in Vermont

From the YouTube channel of the “Year of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas” Cultural Initiative, a program of SUNY Empire ...

DIY Seed Paper: Restoration Ecology for Kids!

This video was created for a lesson plan that Lina Longtoe Schulmeisters created for the Lake Champlain Sea Grant program, ...

Diary of an Accused Pretendian

Since I was small, the Missisquoi River helped to raise me. I heard stories of our sacred places and lived ...

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples*

From the vantage point of the colonized, the term “research” is inextricably linked with European colonialism; the ways in which ...

Dawnland Voices: An Anthology Of Indigenous Writing From New England

Dawnland Voices calls attention to the little-known but extraordinarily rich literary traditions of New England’s Native Americans. This pathbreaking anthology ...

Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People

There is a growing effort to bring history back into focus and to correct many misconceptions about the relationship of ...

Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the standards”) ...

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History

The result of a three year state-led collaborative effort, the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies ...

Chief Richard O’Bamsawin | Odziozo

From the 2019 Lake Between Conference| Le Lac Qui Nous Unit Conference. This series features interviews discussing Lake Champlain — ...

Chasing Seeds: The Story of Vermont’s Forgotten Abenaki Food System

THE HOPE IS THAT EVERY VERMONT school child has heard of the Abenaki Indians, and many have probably heard of ...

Celebrating Abenaki Culture

After four Abenaki tribes received recognition from the state of Vermont their citizens were finally able to self identify themselves ...

Breeding Better Vermonters: The Eugenics Project in the Green Mountain State (Revisiting New England)

“Eugenics — the study of human racial progress through selective breeding — frequently invokes images of social engineering, virulent racism, ...

Baseline 1609: Unexpected Elegance of the Indigenous Northeast

A comprehensive review of the unexpectedly elegant culture of the people who greeted Champlain and other explorers along the St. ...

Babaskwahomwôgan: The Spirit Game

Lacrosse, Little Brother of War, or The Spirit Game…No matter what you call it, the game require the players to ...

Aunt Sarah: Woman of the Dawnland

A novel and a people you will never forget. The story of 108 winters of an Abenaki healing women written ...

Atowi Project

Atowi Project is an Elnu Abenaki community initiative to affirm Native relationships to the Land and its inhabitants, raise Indigenous voices, and foster inclusion with understanding, in place. ...

At Lake Between: The Great Council Fire and the European Discovery of Lake Champlain

At Lake Between examines the July 1609 expedition of explorer Samuel de Champlain to the lake that now bears his ...

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage

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

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage

Originally developed as an interpretive guide for the Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage exhibit, this study guide as been adapted to ...

Alnôbaiwi

Alnôbaiwi ‘In the Abenaki Way’A 501c-3 non-profit dedicated to preserving Vermont Abenaki cultural heritage. ...

Abenakis at Ashuelot: The Sadoques Family and Keene

Abstract The area around Keene, New Hampshire was originally known to the Abenaki Indian people as Ashuelot. Although the name ...

Abenaki Woman and Man Coloring Sheet

Click here to open the image and print it The artwork on this coloring sheet was created by Francine Poitras ...

Abenaki Uses of the Riparian Zone

This video was created for a lesson plan Lina Longtoe Schulmeisters created for the Lake Champlain Sea Grant program, as ...

Abenaki Trails Project

The goal of the Abenaki Trails project is to visibly honor and share a more inclusive history of the Abenaki people, to highlight historical Abenaki sites and to accentuate the positive influences we have had with Colonial America and the towns we continue to live ...

Abenaki Perspective – Hannah Duston

The following article re-contextualizes the 17th century narrative of Hannah Dustin’s kidnapping and how she escaped by killing and scalping ...

Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi St. Francis/Sokoki Band

The Sovereign Republic of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi has seven elected Tribal Council Members. The Missisquoi Abenaki Tribal Council acts as ...

Abenaki Connections to 1704: The Sadoques Family and Deerfield

Abstract about this article is not available. This essay was published as a chapter in the book In Captive Histories: ...

Abenaki Animals Coloring Book

Written by Brian Chenevert and illustrated by Francine Poitras Jones The  Abenaki language is one of many indigenous languages in ...

Abenaki Animal Names

Animal Names Match-up Activity Sheet Directions: Draw a line from the animal and Abenaki name to its track and English ...

A Visit With Trudy Ann Parker Author Of Aunt Sarah

In this video we interview with Trudy Ann Parker, author of Aunt Sarah Woman Of The Dawnland. Although written as a novel, Trudy brings a story to life which she says is about her Abenaki family. ...

A Joint Statement from the Four Vermont State Recognized Abenaki Tribes in Response to Certain Recent Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2022 – We, the four Vermont state recognized Abenaki tribes, stand together in affirmation of ...

A Deep Presence: 13,000 Years of Native American History

Almost 13,000 years ago, small groups of Paleoindians endured frigid winters on the edge of a river in what would ...

A Brief History: From Koasek Meadows to You Today

This booklet was developed to share the diverse cultural history of the Koas Meadows region and the local Koasek Abenaki ...

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