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Abenaki / Wabanaki of the Northeast, History and Genealogy


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.


including the Abenaki : Longhouse Village: What did the Abenaki live in? Wigwams The Abenaki tribe lived in Wigwams aka Birchbark houses. This type of shelter, conical or domed shaped, or were common to the Algonquian speaking people. Wigwam is the word for "house" in the Abenaki language. The Wigwam varied in size housing up to 27 people in a ...


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.


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 live 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.


Johnson Family Collection of Abenaki Basketry and Tools Native American Ethnography The Abenaki basketry collection donated by Rodney Johnson of Rochester, NY, is a unique collection of 20th century Native American material culture handed down through four generations of his family.


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.


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 ...


Throughout time, Abenaki language has been made to thought it was unimportant and with the fading of generations, the Abenaki language became more and more scarce. Abenaki language was as low as twelve native speakers as of 2015, but with recent focus and extra efforts in the Abenaki community, this number seems to be growing.


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.