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The Cowass Indian Tribe

"Cowass" is the name of one of the bands or subgroups of the Abenaki tribe, located in what is now New England. The name Cowass is a corruption of the band's name in their own language, koasek (also spelled goasek or kowasek), which means "people by the white pines." Descendants of the Cowass Abenakis live in many places today, but especially in Vermont and Massachusetts.

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Cowass Tribe Resources

Here are the homepages of three Cowass communities:
Koasek Traditional Band
Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Nation
Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki

And here are links to our webpages about the Cowass tribe and language:
 Abenaki language
 Cowass Abenaki
 Abenaki Tribe for Kids
 Abenaki legend and myth
 Abenaki words
 Woodland Indian culture
 Algonquian words
 Native Vermont

Books about the Cowass

Here are a few good books about the Cowass and related Abenaki bands:
 The Western Abenakis of Vermont
 The Original Vermonters
 The Language of Basket Making



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