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The Androscoggin Indian Tribe

"Androscoggin" was the name of one of the important bands or subgroups of the Abenaki tribe, located in what is now western Maine and northeastern New Hampshire. They took their name from the Androscoggin River, which was an English corruption of an Abenaki name meaning "river of rock shelters" (also rendered "Arosaguntacook.") After the arrival of Europeans, the Androscoggins merged into other Abenaki and New England Algonquian groups and today there is no distinct Androscoggin band.

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Androscoggin Tribe Resources

Here are links to our webpages about the Androscoggin tribe and language:
 Abenaki language
 Abenaki people
 Androscoggin Facts for Kids
 Abenaki mythology and stories
 Abenaki words
 Woodland Native Americans
 Algonkian tribes
 Native Maine

And here are links to some other Androscoggin websites:
 Indians of the Androscoggin Valley
 People of the Androscoggin River
 Wikipedia: Androscoggin

Books about the Androscoggins

Here are a few good books about the Androscoggin and related Abenaki bands:
 Norumbega Reconsidered: Mawooshen and the Wawenoc Diaspora
 Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians in Maine
 The Language of Basket Making

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