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"Penacook" is the name of one of the Algonquian bands of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
They were affiliated with both the Abenaki and Wampanoag tribes, and it is not
clear which language they originally spoke. The name "Penacook" is a corruption of an Algonquian
name meaning "falling hill place," such as the Abenaki word Ben˘kowik (also spelled Ben˘koik.)
Today, most Penacook descendants have merged into Abenaki and Wampanoag tribes.
Penacook Tribe Resources
Here is the homepage of one community of Abenaki and Penacook people:
Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki
And here are links to our webpages about the Penacook tribe and language:
Native American Abenaki mythology
Woodlands Native Americans culture
Books about the Penacooks
Here are a few good books about the Penacook and related Algonquian bands:
The Original Vermonters
New England Indians
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