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The Wawenock Indian Tribe

"Wawenock" is the name of one of the bands or subgroups of the Penobscot tribe, located in what is now Maine. The name Wawenock (also spelled Wawinak or W˘winak) means "round island" in the Penobscot language. The Wawenock 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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Wawenock Tribe Resources

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

 Wawenock language
 Wawenock tribe
 Penobscot Tribe for Kids
 Penobscot Native American legends
 Eastern Woodland Indian culture
 Algonquian conference

Books about the Wawenocks

Here are a few good books about the Wawenock 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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