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Ssipsis is a Penobscot Indian author and birchbark artist. Her name means "little bird" in the Penobscot language. Her English name is Jean Thompson.

Books by Ssipsis

Prayers, Poems, and Pathways:
    Collection of Ssipsis' poetry and other writings.
Molly Molasses and Me:
    Collection of poems and short stories by Ssipsis about life in the Penobscot tribe.
Dawnland Voices:
    A great anthology of New England Native American writing, including two pieces by Ssipsis.

Ssipsis Resources

Here are some links to online information about Ssipsis:
 Native American Authors: Ssipsis
 Penobscot Profiles: Ssipsis

And here are our webpages about the Penobscot tribe and language:
 Penobscot-Abenaki language
 Penobscot Indians
 Penobscot culture
 Wabanaki Native American legends
 Northeastern Woodland Native Americans
 Algonquian languages

Recommended Books

Here are a few good books about the Penobscots:
 Women of the Dawn
 Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians of Maine
 The Language of Basket Making

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