The Abenaki (Abnaki, Abinaki, Alnôbak) ... In those days, the Abenaki practiced a subsistence economy based on hunting, fishing, trapping, berry picking and on growing corn, beans, squash, potatoes and tobacco. They also produced baskets, made of ash and sweet grass, ...
Today their descendants, the Abenaki, or “People of the Dawn,” still refer to their homeland as Kedakina, “Our Land.” In popular misconception, the Alnôbak of lore lived in an unbroken wilderness, hunting and gathering and making use of whatever abundance they could find.
Abenaki Outfitters and Guide Service, guiding Canoe, Kayak, Hiking, Hunting and Fishing Trips in the Adirondacks of New York, Maine and Vermont.
Moose hunting and calling, with Abenaki Outfitters and Guide Service
Abenaki ring and pin game: They do the same things all children do--play with each other, go to school, and help around the house. Many Abenaki children go hunting and fishing with their fathers, and some like to paddle canoes.
Abenaki villages based on hunting, fishing, and collecting were probably always more permanent than those of horticultural communities to the south and west. The Abenaki were unwilling to risk serious horticulture as long as they were at the mercy of frequent crop failures so far north.
The Abenaki did not gain all of their food by means of hunting and gathering. The Abenaki also planted crops of corn, beans squash and tobacco (which was used in ceremonies) near the villages. Villages were made up of long rectangular houses made of birch bark stretched over a wooden frame.
The Abenaki engaged in a diversified economy that included hunting, fishing, horticulture, and gathering wild plant foods; the proportion of each activity varied depending on a given band’s proximity to the Atlantic coast.
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The Abenaki are a tribe that lived in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. The name Abenaki means people of the eastern dawn.. In the spring and summer, the tribe lived by the sea and by rivers.