Resources

The following collection of primary and secondary resources have been vetted by members of our Abenaki education team. 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Please note, resources that were published more before 2011 are likely out-of-date and do not reflect the most up-to-date information about the Abenaki people.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.

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 an Abenaki family that was sleeping. This historic retelling from the Abenaki perspective was written by Brian Chenevert, Historic Preservation Officer for the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, with help from Sherry L. Gould and Madeleine Gosselin …

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, as a collaboration between Sea Grant and the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association. In the original lesson plan, instructors would take their classes out to gather some goldenrod or staghorn sumac to create traditional dyes similar …

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 a collaboration between Sea Grant and the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association. For more information about the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association: http://www.abenakiart.org/ …

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

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 Vermont House of Representatives. The bill as written would require the Commissioner of Forests and Parks and Recreation to cooperate with Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs in the replacement of signs for lands and …

Abenaki Animals Coloring Book

Abenaki Animals Coloring Book

Written by Brian Chenevert and illustrated by Francine Poitras Jones The  Abenaki language is one of many indigenous languages in American which is currently in jeopardy of being lost forever. This coloring book is just one small effort to get the Abenaki language into the hands, hearts, and minds of children who are our best …

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 for people of all ages that are interested in learning to speak Abenaki. It includes a pronounciation guide. This project was funded by an agreement awarded by the U.S. National Park Service to the New …

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 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstentions (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Samoa and …

NIKWÔBI: An Accompanying Study Guide for Abenaki Performances

NIKWÔBI: An Accompanying Study Guide for Abenaki Performances

This guide is meant to deepen the experiential learning for students participating during the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association’s performances at  Flynn Perofrming Arts Center on December 17th and 18th, 2019. Links to Indigenous peoples, Vermont history and land, traditions and culture, storytelling, music, community. This guide and live interaction with Abenaki culture bearers meets the …

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 Beans: 2014 Harvest

Wabanaki Beans: 2014 Harvest

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

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 …

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 ProjectYear: N/A …

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

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 State Standards was developed to serve two audiences: for states to upgrade their state social studies standards and for practitioners — local school districts, schools, teachers and curriculum writers — to strengthen their social studies …

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 been widely and successfully used as a framework for teachers, schools, districts, states, and other nations as a tool for curriculum alignment and development. However, much has changed in the world and in education since …

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

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”) represent the next generation of K–12 standards designed to prepare all students for success in college, career, and life by the time they graduate from high school. The standards establish guidelines for English language arts …

My Bring Up

My Bring Up

As a kid, Shirly Hook learned how to lasso a rooster, ride a heifer, and turn a steamer trunk into a toboggan. She made friends with a bat. She earned 25 cents an hour hanging wallpaper, saved up for a secondhand bicycle, and was riding it through the woods one day when she got between …

Celebrating Abenaki Culture: Wearing Our Heritage (study guide)

Celebrating Abenaki Culture: Wearing Our Heritage (study guide)

After four Abenaki tribes received recognition from the state of Vermont their citizens were finally able to self identify themselves and educate the public about their history. This study guide introduces students to the concept of Abenaki erasure in history books and shows their continuity of culture through historical clothing that Abenaki people wear to …

Chief Richard O’Bamsawin | Odziozo

From the 2019 Lake Between Conference| Le Lac Qui Nous Unit Conference. This series features interviews discussing Lake Champlain — an international body of water that links our histories, our economies and the shared management of our natural environmen From Chief Richard O’Bamsawin | Odziozo by Center from Research about Vermont. 2019. Author(s): Center for …

Famous Abenakis

Today, we identify famous people as people we see in movies or on television. This list digs deep into Abenaki history to uncover iconic figures from the world of from pop culture, history, social activism. Publisher: Elnu Abenaki TribeYear: N/A …

Molly Ockett & Her World

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 May 2007. This exhibit tells the story of Molly Ockett, an Abenaki Indian of the Pigwacket tribe whose lifetime (ca. 1740-1816) spans an important and particularly tumultuous period in this region’s past.  Born at Saco, …

Babaskwahomwôgan: The Spirit Game

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 have great skill and demonstrate physical prowess. Babaskwahomwôgan:The Spirit Game brings together a collection of traditional and modern Lacrosse sticks, with family images of players and the original artwork from the book Swift Deer’s Spirit …

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 an exhibit relating to when Abenaki warriors traveled to Pennsylvania to support their French allies during the French and Indian War. The theme of Parley and Protocol was inspired by historic political interactions between the …

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage

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 …

Nebizun: Water is Life

Nebizun: Water is Life

Nebizun is the Abenaki word for medicine and the root word Nebi is the Abenaki word for water. The rivers and tributaries of N’Dakinna (our homeland) were our highways for traveling and the water itself is important to the species of fish and other wildlife that is necessary to our way of life. As stewards …

A Brief History: From Koasek Meadows to You Today

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 people. It is designed in such a way that both educators and parents alike can use it to stimulate discussion and promote a better understanding of the Native Americans who have lived here for thousands …

Navigating the Champlain Valley 1609: Quadricentennial Curriculum

Navigating the Champlain Valley 1609: Quadricentennial Curriculum

In 1609, Samuel de Champlain came to the lake that now bears his name. He encountered a rich culture in the Native Americans he met, a diverse wildlife and botany in the New World, and set into motion a legacy of European interest and involvement in North America. This multi-disciplinary curriculum explores a wide variety …

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

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, immigrant persecution, and Nazi genocide, but Vermont’s little known adventure in eugenics shows the inherent adaptability of eugenics theory and methods to parochial social justice. Beginning with genealogies of Vermont’s rural poor in the 1920s, …

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 is Vera Longtoe Sheehan, and I’m a citizen of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe. I’m here to honor the countless generations of Wôbanaki women who were fiber artists and to the women that will carry this …

Just for the Fun of It

Just for the Fun of It

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

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 Blanchette. 2016. Artist(s): Black Hawk Singers Year: 2016 Label: CD Baby Run Time: 45 minutes ASIN: B01BIFA62C View …

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

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 culture of the Western Abenakis and their Indian neighbors. Where previous historians had tended to portray northern New England as an area largely devoid of aboriginal peoples, Day established beyond all doubt the presence of …

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 offers new possibilities for creating student learning experiences. Building on the ten themes of the National Council for the Social Studies’ national curriculum standards, the NMAI’s Essential Understandings reveal key concepts about the rich and …

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 to speak, please add our site to your bookmarks and stop back often, also consider attending our monthly language classes. Author(s): Jesse BruchacPublisher: WAR Radio …

Baseline 1609: Unexpected Elegance of the Indigenous Northeast

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. Lawrence River. The early seventeenth century Wabanakis and their neighbors were socially and technologically sophisticated communities bound together, both politically and economically, by a great alliance with their neighbors. Heretofore unpublished graphics and artifacts complement …

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 British and the French, with the Abenaki people—Saxso’s people—by their side. Without enough warriors to defend their homes, Saxso’s village is burned to the ground. Many people are killed, but some, including Saxso’s mother 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 patterns made of beads – wampum- instead of writing. They used the beads for decoration and to tell stories, send messages, celebrate important events, and,\’”keep records. Because they did, they were able to remember their …

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 the Indigenous “three-sisters” garden of corn, beans, and squash. But for a state with such strong associations with farming, most Vermonters have probably given little thought to the state’s ancient and prehistoric agricultural origins. Yet …

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 the Maritimes. These peoples are also known as Wabanaki (Eastern Abenaki – Maine and the Canadian Maritimes) or Wôbanakiak (Western Abenaki – New Hampshire, Vermont, and southeastern Canada). In the Native language Wôbanakiak roughly translates …

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: Captivity Narratives, French Relations and Native Stories of the 1704 Deerfield Raid, from University of Massachusetts Press. Author(s): Marge Bruchac Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press. Date: 2004 Pages: 262-278 Retrieved: University of Pennsylvania Scholarly Commons …

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 white light (wôban), and land (-aki) with an animate plural ending to indicate the people who dwell in that place (-ak). During the 1700s, English, French, and Dutch attempts to pronounce Wôbanakiak or Wôbanaki resulted …

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, New Hampshire, Vermont, parts of Massachusetts, parts of southern Canada, and the Maritimes. Wôbanakiak means “people of the east” or “Dawnland people.” Linguistically, the word includes the morphemes for dawn (wôban), and land (-aki), combined …

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 is now best known as a river, it originally translated to “land between place,” referring to the flat land between the surrounding mountains, criss-crossed with trails that lead to other familiar places.– Abstract, Abenakis at …

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 people only know the fictional version. The movie “Northwest Passage” portrays half naked savages, living in tipis and pounding on great war drums. Town histories depict the Abenaki as violent foreign marauders, who attacked no …

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. – Quoted from “What Is The Status Of The Abenaki Native Americans In Vermont Today?” by Angela Evancie. 2016. Broadcast Host(s): Angela Evancie Publisher: Vermont Public Radio Date: November 4, 2016 Length: 26:12 minutes …

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 Indians in the area seem ready to attack. To Stands Straight, a young Abenaki Indian scouting for King George, Americans are dangerous enemies who threaten his family and home. When Stands Straight’s party enters the …

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 one day, when he had been lonely during the long winter hunting trip. Isolated in the vast wilderness of the northeast, he would only return to his village in the spring. Except that this year …

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples*

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 scientific research has been implicated in the worst excesses of imperialism remains a powerful remembered history for many of the world’s colonized peoples. Here, an indigenous researcher issues a clarion call for the decolonization of …

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage (study guide)

Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage (study guide)

Originally developed as an interpretive guide for the Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage exhibit, this study guide as been adapted to be an introduction to Abenaki history and culture after four Abenaki tribes received recognition in the state of Vermont. Author(s): Vera Longtoe Sheehan, et al. Publisher: Vermont Abenaki Artists Association & Abenaki Arts & Education …

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 promote regional Indigenous arts,  artists, culture, and to provide an organized central place to share creative ideas. We accomplish this by creating engaging cultural events, educational programs, exhibitions, and curriculum materials. While most of our …

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

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 name, focusing on Indigenous spiritual, cultural, and military customs. Professor Wiseman gives us an alternative view of the first European entrance into what is now Vermont. Through primary sources, interpretive text and color illustrations, At …

Malian’s Song

Malian’s Song

In the words of a young Abenaki girl, Malian’s Song tells the true story of the deliberate English attack by British Major Robert Rogers on the St. Francis Abenaki community near Montreal in 1759. Jeanne Brink, a descendant of Malian living in Vermont, told the little-known Abenaki version of the brutal attack—which stands in direct …

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 for thousands of years in northern New England. Although their first contact with Europeans was peaceful, relations eventually soured as the newcomers seized Abenaki homelands by force or illegal treaty. By the early 20th century, …

Conseil des Abénakis d’Odanak

Conseil des Abénakis d’Odanak

Publisher: Conseil des Abénakis d’Odanak …

Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People

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 Native People, such as us, and the founding of the United States. We were not all killed off by disease or warfare and did not disappear with the colonization of this country. Many of us …

Koasek (Cowasuck) Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation

Koasek (Cowasuck) Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation

We, the Koasek Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation, trace the origin of our tribe back over 180 years. The Abenaki Nation has inhabited our land for over 10,000 years. Our homeland is N’dakinna, which incorporates Eastern Canada, and what are now known as the New England States. Our tribal band originated in what …

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, and ensure sustainability; to protect our customs and traditions, and to revive our culture and celebrate our heritage while sharing it with those around us. N’dakinna (our homeland) is nestled among the lakes, rivers, and …

Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi St. Francis/Sokoki Band

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 an advisory group to the Chairman and enacts resolutions which have the force of LAW when approved by a simple majority at a regular citizenship meeting. In 2015, the Abenaki Tribal Council established the Maquam …

Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation

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 have been recognized by the State of Vermont. The Koasek Abenaki people are the native inhabitants of central and northwest New Hampshire and northeast and central Vermont. State recognized by Governor Peter Shumlin on Monday, …

Elnu Abenaki Tribe

Elnu Abenaki Tribe

Elnu is an Abenaki Tribe based in Southern Vermont.  We work to continue our cultural heritage through historical research, lectures and school programs, oral storytelling, singing, dancing and traditional craft making.  Our primary focus is ensuring that our traditions carry on to our children.  We are traditionalists trying to maintain our culture in a modern …

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 have emerged from centuries of oppression, occupation of their lands, and obliteration of their languages. Through these episodic stories, the series celebrates the strength and resiliency of a proud people. In Episode 9, Abenaki of …

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 lyrical account of her own people. After decades of tirelessly recording others’ stories, she focuses this film on her own.– From National Film Board of Canada. Directed, Written and Produced: Alanis Obomsawin Length:  1 h …

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, and Mi’kmaq. Wiseman proposes a sovereigntist approach to understanding the current archaeological understanding of Abenaki prehistory. He begins with an overview of the conflicting views of First Nations and archaeologists regarding Indigenous history and how …

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 Abenaki community. The second strand is our history and that of our relatives, written down by European, Native American, and Euroamerican observers. The third strand is what our Mother the Earth has revealed to us …

Azban’s Great Journey

Azban’s Great Journey

These traditional and modern tales of the raccoon Azban, trickster of the Western Abenaki people, provided timeless lessons for all people. Azban begins his search for food and fun in the far north, at Lake Memphremagog, where he “earns” his stripes, then he moves on to the Nulhegan River where he “hunts” crawfish. Traveling further …

Dawnland Voices: An Anthology Of Indigenous Writing From New England

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 includes both classic and contemporary literary works from ten New England indigenous nations: the Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Mohegan, Narragansett, Nipmuc, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Schaghticoke, and Wampanoag.-Back cover, Dawnland Voices: An Anthology Of Indigenous Writing From New …

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 Provinces (Canada). The Wabanakis include the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, Micmac, and Abenaki peoples. The curriculum was designed for grades 4-8 and is divided into four sections. The first section provides background information on the history …

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 each other and hope for the future, Melody weaves a beautiful talk about finding one’s place in creation and community. Melody is an Abenaki educator, activist, and artist. She is a citizen of the Elnu …

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 StorybyStory on YouTube. 2011. Publisher: StorybyStory Retrieved: YouTube Year: 2011   Watch Now …

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 England. Lacrosse is one of the oldest sports in America and was most popular among the tribes of the northeast. – Back cover, Swift Deer’s Spirit Game by Brian Chenevert. 2018. Author: Brian Chenevert Illustrator: …

Bryan Blanchette performing “White Dog”

Bryan Blanchette performing “White Dog”

Bryan Blanchette of the Vermont Abenaki Artist Association performs a contemporary song of resilience and unity during the 2017 Abenaki Heritage Celebration. – Video description by Lina Longtoe. YouTube. 2018. Producer: Lina Longtoe, Askawobi Productions Publisher: YouTube Year: July 19, 2017 …

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 to create Bitawbwa (Lake Champlain) and the Champ. – Video description by Vince Franke, Peregrine Productions, LLC. Vimeo. 2019. Producer: Vince Franke, Peregrine Productions, LLC Publisher: Vimeo Year: March 25, 2019 …

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 the Abenaki People, each story teller provides their own unique interpretation. With stories by Chief Don Stevens, Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan, Chief Eugene Rich, Melody Brook, Lucy Cannon Neel, Cody Hemenway, Morgan Lamphere, Bea Nelson, …

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 public through a night of traditional story-telling and songs. – Video description by Lina Longtoe. YouTube. Producer(s): Lina Longtoe, Askawobi Productions Publisher: YouTube Year: Mar 28, 2012 …

Elnu Abenaki Sagmo Roger Longtoe Sheehan on Sacred Sites in Vermont

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 State College. For this new virtual residency curriculum, a series of videos has been created with indigenous culture keepers sharing various aspects of their people’s understandings. In this production, S8gm8 (Cheif) Roger Longtoe Sheehan speaks …

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 Lake Champlain and Connecticut River valleys. This history of their coexistence and conflicts with whites on the northern New England frontier documents their survival as a people-recently at issue in the courts-and their wars and …

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 interested in studying Northeastern Indians (past and present) and the Vermont Abenaki themselves should be delighted with this publication.– “American Indian Culture and Research Journal”“Utilizing archaeological site reports, unpublished manuscripts, and previous scholarly publications, Haviland …

Aunt Sarah: Woman of the Dawnland

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 by her descendent, Vermont author Trudy Ann Parker.From a bark wigwam to a traveling circus, Aunt Sarah survived wolves and ignorance, walking the Medicine Path at home in the Connecticut River Valley. She wove sweet …