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Native American Tribes of New Hampshire

Welcome to our New Hampshire State Facts section, part of an educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states. Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history of each New Hampshire tribe, or scroll below the map for New Hampshire Indian activities including a wordsearch, fact sheets, and words from the Native American languages of New Hampshire. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!

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American Indians in New Hampshire

The original inhabitants of the area that is now New Hampshire included:

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*The Abenaki tribe
*The Pennacook tribe

There are no federally recognized Indian tribes in New Hampshire today.

Most Native Americans were forced to leave New Hampshire during the 1600's, when eastern tribes were being displaced by colonial expansion. These tribes are not extinct, but except for the descendants of New Hampshire Native Americans who hid or assimilated into white society, they do not live in New Hampshire anymore. Most tribes that once were native to New Hampshire ended up on reservations in Canada. If you click on the link for each tribe above, you can find more information about them.

Non-recognized Indian tribes and communities in New Hampshire include:

*Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire:
1001 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

*Koasek Abenaki Nation:
49 Pleasant Street #106
Alstead, NH 03602

*Pennacook New Hampshire Tribe:
83 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Teaching and learning activities about New Hampshire Native American Indians:

Feel free to print these out to use at school!

*New Hampshire Tribes Word Search: Printable puzzle hiding the names of New Hampshire's Indian tribes.
*New Hampshire Language Greetings: Learn to say "hello" in several Native New Hampshire languages.
*New Hampshire Native Animals: Learn the Native American names of New Hampshire animals.
*New Hampshire Indian Facts for Kids: Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of New Hampshire.
    We currently have pages for the Abenaki and Pennacook tribes.

Recommended books about New Hampshire Native Americans
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*The Indian Heritage of New Hampshire and Northern New England: Detailed history of New Hampshire's Abenaki Indians.
*A Time Before New Hampshire: Geology, paleo-Indian archaeology, and Indian history of New Hampshire.
*New Hampshire Indians: Introducing New Hampshire's Native American history and culture to kids.
*Native American Place Names of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont: The native etymology of present-day place-names in New England.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in New Hampshire state:

*Our New Hampshire: People of the Dawn: Native American information and lesson plans for New Hampshire students.
*Indian Tribes of New Hampshire: Information on the different Abenaki and Pennacook subdivisions and their locations.
*Native Americans of New Hampshire: Resources for learning about the New Hampshire Indians.

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