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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.
A great anthology of New England Native American writing, including two pieces by Ssipsis.
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:
Wabanaki Native American legends
Northeastern Woodland Native Americans
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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