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Penacook Tribe

"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.

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Penacook Tribe Resources

Here is the homepage of one community of Abenaki and Penacook people:
Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki
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And here are links to our webpages about the Penacook tribe and language:
 Pennacook tribe
 Pennacook culture
 Abenaki language
 Wampanoag language
 Abenaki people
 Native American Abenaki mythology
 Woodlands Native Americans culture
 Algonkian history

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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