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The Caniba Indian Tribe

"Caniba" was the name of an early Abenaki band of Maine, also known as Kennebec. The name Caniba came from the name of the river that ran through their territory, which in turn was named after the bay it emptied into (kinipek means "bay" in the Abenaki language.) After the arrival of Europeans, the Canibas merged into other Abenaki and New England Algonquian groups and today there is no distinct Caniba band.

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Caniba Tribe Resources

Here are links to our webpages about the Caniba tribe and language:
 Caniba Abenaki language
 Abenaki tribes
 Abenaki Indians for Kids
 Abenaki Indian mythology
 Abenaki words
 Woodland Indian culture
 Algonquian tribes

Books about the Canibas

Here are a few good books about the Caniba and other Maine 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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