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DCHI 301C - Public History in the Digital Age: Resources

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Snow, Dean R. “Eastern Abenaki.” In Handbook of North American Indians, 15:137–47. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978.

Snow, Dean R. “Eastern Abenaki.” In Handbook of North American Indians, 15:137–47. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978.

Nelson, Eunice and Maine Indian Program. The Wabanaki: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Books, Articles, Documents about Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot Indians in Maine. Cambridge, Mass: American Friends Service Committee, 1982.

From Wikipedia


The Abenaki (AbnakiAbinakiAlnôbak) are an indigenous ethnic group in North America, officially recognised in the US as a Native American tribe and in Canada as a First nation. They are one of the Algonquian-speaking peoples of northeastern North America. The Abenaki originated in a region called Wabanahkik in the Eastern Algonquian languages (meaning "Dawn Land"), a territory now including parts of Quebec and the Maritimes of Canada and northern sections of the New England region of the United States. The Abenaki are one of the five members of the Wabanaki Confederacy.

Wabanaki Confederacy

The Wabanaki Confederacy (Wabenaki, Wobanaki, translated to "People of the Dawn" or "Easterner") is a North American First Nations and Native American confederation of four principal Eastern Algonquian nations: the MiꞌkmaqMaliseet (Wolastoqey)Passamaquoddy (Peskotomahkati) and Penobscot. The Western Abenaki are also considered members, being a loose identity for a number of allied tribal peoples such as the SokokiCowasuckMissiquoi, and Arsigantegok, among others.

Saxine, Ian. Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England Frontier. New York: New York University Press, 2019.

Brooks, Lisa. "Introduction: Abenaki." Dawnland Voices : An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England, edited by Siobhan Senier, 250-251. Lincoln: Nebraska, 2014.

Reference works

Finding books

Exploring by subject

In CBBcat, browse through the subject headings under Abenaki Indians. Pick out three that look interesting and paste the part following "Abenaki Indians" into this poll, one by one. For example, if the subject is "Abenaki Indians Legal Status Laws Etc," paste in "Legal Status Laws Etc."

Click on those interesting subjects and take a look. Were the items under that heading what you expected?

Finding articles

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Christine Murray
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I am usually at the Research Desk Mon. 10-1, Tues. 6-9, and Thurs. 1-4