Welcome to Native Languages of the Americas!
You have reached the
Native American Indian states section of our website,
a new 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 Maine tribe, or scroll below the map for Maine Indian activities including a wordsearch,
fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages
of Maine. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in Maine
The original inhabitants of the area that is now Maine included:
The traditional Micmac territory is north and east of Maine, in what is now Canada.
In the 1700's, the Micmac, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Abenaki, and Penobscot people joined together into
an alliance known as the Wabanaki Confederacy,
and after that, some Micmac people settled in Maine as well. Their descendants still live in Maine today.
There are five federally recognized Indian tribes in Maine today.
Here are the addresses of Maine's Indian reservations:
1 Aroostook Band of Micmacs:
PO Box 772
Presque Isle, ME 04769