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Stephen Laurent

Stephen Laurent is a late Abenaki elder and son of the former chief Joseph Laurent who worked to preserve his native language in a dictionary and audio tapes. He is also known as Atian Laurent ("Atian" is an Abenaki name that comes from the French version of "Stephen," Etienne.)

Books by Stephen Laurent

Dawnland Voices:
    A great anthology of writing by New England Native Americans, including an article by Stephen Laurent.
Father Aubery's French Abenaki Dictionary:
    Stephen Laurent's translation and compilation of early French-Abenaki texts.

Stephen Laurent Resources

Here are some links to online information about Stephen Laurent:
 Stephen Laurent and the Preservation of Abenaki
 Stephen Laurent Passes On

And here are our webpages about the Abenaki tribe and language:
 Abenaki language
 Abenaki culture
 Abenaki Indians
 Abenaki Native American stories
 Abenaki words
 Eastern Woodlands
 Siouan languages

Here are a few good books about the Abenaki Indians:
 Voice of the Dawn
 The Language of Basket Making
 The Western Abenakis of Vermont

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