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Wawenoc Tribe

"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.

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

 Penobscot-Abenaki language
 Penobscot tribe
 Penobscot culture
 Penobscot stories
 Eastern Woodland Indians
 Algonquians

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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