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Pigwacket Indian Tribe

"Pigwacket" 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. The Pigwackets are also known as the Saco River Indians, after the river that runs through their traditional territory. Pigwacket or Pequawket are English corruptions of their own tribal name Apikwahki, which mean "land of caves." After the arrival of Europeans, the Pigwackets merged into other Abenaki and New England Algonquian groups and today there is no distinct Pigwacket band.

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Pigwacket Tribe Resources

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

 Abenaki language
 Abenaki bands
 Pigwacket Facts for Kids
 Abenaki mythology and legends
 Abenaki words
 Eastern Woodland Indians
 Algonquians

Books about the Pigwackets

Here are a few good books about the Pigwacket 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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