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The Pequawket Indian Tribe

"Pequawket" was the name of one of the important bands or subgroups of the Abenaki tribe, located in what is now southern Maine and southeastern New Hampshire. They are also known as the Saco River Indians, after the river that runs through their traditional territory. Pequawket or Pigwacket are English corruptions of their own tribal name, which means "by the cave lands." After the arrival of Europeans, the Pequawkets merged into other Abenaki and New England Algonquian groups and today there is no distinct Pequawket band.

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Pequawket Tribe Resources

Here are links to our webpages about the Pequawket tribe and language:

 Abenaki language
 Abenaki Indian tribes
 Pequawket Facts for Kids
 Abenaki stories
 Northeast Woodlands
 Algonquian Indians

And here are links to some other Pequawket websites:
 Pequawket Tribe
 Wikipedia: Pequawket

Books about the Pequawkets

Here are a few good books about the Pequawket and related Abenaki bands:
 Norumbega Reconsidered: Mawooshen and the Wawenoc Diaspora
 Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians in Maine
 The Language of Basket Making



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