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"Wawenoc" is the name of one of the bands or subgroups of the Penobscot tribe,
located in what is now Maine. The name Wawenoc comes from the Penobscot word for
"round island." The Wawenoc people were hard-hit by European diseases
and merged into other Wabanaki groups of Maine, where their descendants still live today.
Here are links to our webpages about the Wawenoc tribe and language:
Eastern Woodland Indians
Here are a few good books about the Wawenocs and other Abenaki-Penobscot bands of Maine:
Norumbega Reconsidered: Mawooshen and the Wawenoc Diaspora
Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians in Maine
The Language of Basket Making
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