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The Cowass Indian Tribe
"Cowass" is the name of one of the bands or subgroups of the
located in what is now New England.
The name Cowass is a corruption of the band's name in their own language, koasek (also
spelled goasek or kowasek), which means "people by the white pines."
Descendants of the Cowass Abenakis live in many places today, but especially in Vermont and Massachusetts.
Cowass Tribe Resources
Here are the homepages of three Cowass communities:
Koasek Traditional Band
Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Nation
Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki
And here are links to our webpages about the Cowass tribe and language:
Abenaki Tribe for Kids
Abenaki legend and myth
Woodland Indian culture
Books about the Cowass
Here are a few good books about the Cowass and related Abenaki bands:
The Western Abenakis of Vermont
The Original Vermonters
The Language of Basket Making
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