Wabanaki

Wabanaki

About Wabanaki

The Wabanaki Confederacy ((Wabenaki, Wobanaki), as it is known in English, was a historical confederation of five North American Algonquian language-speaking Indian tribes. The members of the Wabanaki Confederacy_the Wabanaki peoples_were located in, and named for, the area they called Wabanaki (Dawnland). This area was known to European settlers as Acadia and is now most of Maine, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, plus some of Quebec south of the St. Lawrence River. The Western Abanaki were located in New Hampshire, Vermont, and into Massachusetts. Members of the Wabanaki Confederacy were: They were also closely allied with the Innu and Algonquin, and with the Iroquoian-speaking Wyandot. The Wabanaki Confederacy disbanded in 1862, but the five Wabanaki nations still exist, and they remain friends and allies today. In 1993, the Council fire of the Wabanaki Confederacy was relit for the first time in two hundred years in Listuguj.

Contributions by CJLippert, Hantsheroes, and Ken Gallager.