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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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The Wabanakis of Maine and the Maritimes: A resource book about Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, Micmac, and Abenaki Indians (prepared for and published by the Maine Indian Program of the New England Regional Office of the American Friends Service Committee).
In the Wabanaki curriculum by the American Friends Service Committee (1989), legends such as "Adventures of Master Rabbit" are footnoted with: "The source of this legend is The Algonquin Legends of New England by Charles G.