"Norridgewock" was the name of an early Abenaki band of Maine, also known as Kennebec.
The name Norridgewock (or Nanrantsouak) was a corruption of their name for themselves in their
own language, which probably meant "by the rapids." (Historically, it was said to mean
"still water between the rapids," so perhaps the original name was longer.) After the arrival of Europeans, the
Norridgewocks merged into other Abenaki and New England Algonquian groups and today there is no
distinct Norridgewock band.
Norridgewock Tribe Resources
Here are links to our webpages about the Norridgewock tribe and language: