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Niantic Culture and History (Nehantic)

As a complement to our Niantic language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Niantic people and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living community with a present and a future as well as a past. Niantic history is interesting and important, but the Niantics are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern authors as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Niantic Websites

Niantic Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Niantic Indian language.
Niantic Facts for School:
    Questions and answers about Niantic culture for kids.
Mohegan and Niantic Legends:
    Collection of Niantic Indian legends and folktales.

Maps of Niantic Lands

Southern New England:
    Maps of early Niantic and other New England Indian territory in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Indian Map:
    Tribal map showing the original location of the Niantic Indians and their neighbors.

Niantic Lifestyle and Traditions

Niantic History:
    Tribal history of the Niantic Indians.
New England Indian Clothes * Indian Clothing Pictures * Porcupine Roach * Native American Hairstyles:
    Sketches and photographs of traditional Niantic clothing.
Algonquian Homes (Wigwams):
    Pictures of birchbark houses used by the Niantics and their neighbors.
The Nehantics prove you can go home again:
    Article about the Niantic way of life from the past through the present.
Eastern Niantic Tribe * Western Niantic Tribe:
    Articles on Niantic history and genealogy.
Native American Heritage:
    Direction for those seeking Niantic and other American Indian ancestors.

Niantic Literature and Arts

Niantic Ceramics:
    Archaeological website with images and descriptions of Niantic pottery.
Native American Authors: Paulla Dove Jennings:
    Articles on Narragansett-Niantic author Paulla Dove Jennings.
Native American Crafts:
    Information, photographs and links about Niantic and other native art.
Four Directions: Niantic:
    Timeline and links about Niantic history.

Books for sale on the Niantics
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A Vocabulary of Mohegan-Pequot:
    Glossary of the language once spoken by the Niantic Indians.
Ninigret, Sachem of the Niantics and Narragansetts:
    An interesting historical biography of a 17th-century Eastern Niantic chief.
Notes on the Mohegan and Niantic Indians:
    Anthropology book by Frank Speck on the Mohegan and Niantic tribes.
Spirit of the New England Tribes:
    History and folklore of the Niantics and other tribes of Southern New England.
Native American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Niantics and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Niantic Tribe * Niantic:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Niantics.
  Pueblo Niantic:
  Information about the Niantics in Spanish.
  Niantic Tribe:
  Niantic links.



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