Wabanaki


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Wa·ba·na·ki

 (wä′bə-nä′kē)
n. pl. Wabanaki or Wa·ba·na·kis
A member of a Native American confederacy composed of the Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi'kmaq, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot peoples, formed in the mid-1700s in opposition to the Iroquois confederacy and the English colonists. It disbanded in 1862.
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Wabanaki beat only four rivals in that 2m bumper in February, but powered through testing conditions to win by nine lengths without needing to be shaken up.
The Hunter's Promise" is stunningly illustrated with warm autumn colors of northern forests and Wabanaki and the moose and animals, by a famous, multiple award- winning illustrator, Bill Farnsworth.
Rhonda's people, the Abenaki, are a Northeastern Algonkian people, and one of the five members of the Wabanaki Confederacy [1]--known in their own language as Wobanakiak meaning "People of the Dawn [ie eastern] Land" or "Easterners".
Her work on the literary functions of Wabanaki wampum belts after the American Revolution is forthcoming in Native American and Indigenous Studies.
Both nations are part of the Wabanaki confederacy that stretches into New England in the United States.
Her search leads her to "contact texts"--including medieval Iceland's The Greenlanders' Saga and Eirik the Red's Saga as well as folklore and related evidence from members of the Wabanaki Confederacy (Eastern Algonquian-speaking Native Americans located in Canada and northern New England)--for what they tell us about Norse contact with Native America half a millennium prior to the Columbian encounter.
Forever wild, Maine's majestic mountain inspired Percival Baxter, of the Class of 1898, to wilderness preservation, Henry David Thoreau to exalt the sublime, the Wabanaki Indians to revere its spirit, and Connie Baxter Marlow to weave a tapestry of ideas that synthesizes these elements into a vision of a world in balance.
A positive example of collaboration is the Wabanaki Traditional Cultural Lifeways Exposure Scenario (Harper and Ranco 2009).
Her current research focuses on the development of cartographic symbolization techniques for Wabanaki place names, and collaboration on an NSF-funded project mapping and representing climate change impacts on livelihood in the North Pare Mountains of Tanzania.
In the Backwoods area, an adventure tree house awaits, along with a bear cave, stump jump, and a recreated Wabanaki village.
Among the Native American tribes in the Northeast at the time were a loose confederation of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois is the more common non-native term) tribes of New York State and Canada, as well as the Wabanaki tribes of New England and the Canadian maritime provinces.
Together they explored the artistic use of petroglyphs carved into stone throughout the Maritime provinces by the Wabanaki who were part of the ancient Eastern Woodland culture.