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Wabanakis in Maine: Our Indigenous Past and Present
It is easy to forget that we live on the homelands of the Wabanakis—the People of the Dawn—especially when our landscape is filled with names like North Yarmouth or Interstate 295. But we also speak Wabanaki languages when we talk about Casco or Presumpscot. These names are clues about the early relationships between Wabanakis and colonists. They also suggest why Wabanakis continue to consider these places part of their homelands for centuries afterwards, and even into the present.
In this presentation, find out about Wabanaki peoples—include the Abenakis, Penobscots, Passamaquoddies, Mi’kmaqs, and Maliseets—and how they are neither past, nor distant.
Presenter Joe Hall teaches history at Bates College. He has learned from various Wabanaki scholars and can tell us about Wabanaki place names and what they teach us about the past and also the present.
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