Welcome to our Vermont 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 Vermont tribe, or scroll below the map for Vermont Indian activities including a wordsearch,
fact sheets, and words from the Native American languages
of Vermont. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in Vermont
The original inhabitants of the area that is now Vermont included:
There are no federally recognized Indian tribes in Vermont today.
Most Native Americans were forced to leave Vermont during the 1600's, when eastern tribes were being displaced by colonial expansion.
These tribes are not extinct, but except for the descendants of Vermont Indians who hid or assimilated into white society,
they do not live in Vermont anymore. Most tribes that once were native to Vermont 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 Vermont include:
Traditional Abenakis of Mazipskwik & Related Bands:
P.O. Box 309
Highgate Center, VT 05459
Abenaki Nation of Mississquoi:
100 Grand Avenue
Swanton, VT 05488
Teaching and learning activities about Vermont Native American tribes: