"Kennebec" was the name of an early Abenaki band of Maine, also known as Norridgewock.
The name Kennebec came from the name of the river that ran through their territory, which in turn was named
after the bay it emptied into (kinipek or kinipekw means "bay" in the Abenaki language.) After the arrival of Europeans, the
Kennebecs merged into other Abenaki and New England Algonquian groups and today there is no
distinct Kennebec band.
Kennebec Tribe Resources
Here are links to our webpages about the Kennebec tribe and language: