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Abenaki Indians also planted corn and beans, picked berries, and made maple syrup from tree sap. Here is an Abenaki soup recipe, and an article with more information about American Indian food. What kinds of weapons and tools did the Abenakis use? Abenaki fishermen used pronged spears like this one to catch fish, as well as nets.
As the French and English colonial systems developed in the 17th century, the Abenaki became involved in the fur trade, exchanging beaver and other pelts for imported goods such as metal tools and glass beads. The Abenaki were heavily missionized by French Jesuits in the late 1600s.
The Abenaki residing at the Winooski site used a variety of tools to catch and prepare their food and to make their clothing. The majority of early Abenaki tools found at the site are made of chipped and ground stone, metal, and bone. Ceramic pieces were another common artifact.
Abenaki Tribe (Abanaki, Abnaki, Abenakis) Language: Abnaki-Penobscot is an Algonquian language still spoken in Canada by a few Western Abenaki elders. Eastern Abenaki or Penobscot was another dialect of the same language once spoken in Maine, where Penobscot Indian people today are working to revive its use.The Abenakis call their language Alnombak or Aln8bak (8 is an old Jesuit symbol for a ...
The Abenaki are most often confused with the Wabenaki Confederation of which they are a part of along with the Penobscots, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet, however they are a separate tribe. Today there are more than 2,500 Western Abenaki living in the Lake Champlain area of Vermont - the Sokoki-St. Francis Band of the Abenaki Nation.
Demography. There were probably around 14,000 Eastern Abenaki and 12,000 Western Abenaki in 1600. These populations collapsed quickly to around 3,000 and 250, respectively, owing largely to epidemics and migration early in the seventeenth century.
Abenaki, or Abnaki, is an endangered Algonquian language of Quebec and the northern states of New England. The language has Eastern and Western forms, which differ in vocabulary and phonology, and are sometimes considered distinct languages.
The Abenaki (Abnaki, Abinaki, Alnôbak) are a Native American tribe and First Nation.They are one of the Algonquian-speaking peoples of northeastern North America.The Abenaki originate in Quebec and the Maritimes of Canada and in the New England region of the United States, a region called Wabanahkik ("Dawn Land") in the Eastern Algonquian languages.The Abenaki are one of the five members...
American Indian Tools: This unique artifact has a scribe point at the bottom for writing on bone and wood and it shows a bit of wear. There is a smooth edge on one side near the lower end of the tool and a serrated edge for sawing near the upper end.