Please post your comments and suggestions for this article.

Comment by redfox on December 6th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

Please add our non profit Abenaki Museum

http://www.ndakinna.org Ndakinna Cultural Center & Museum in Vermont

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on December 8th, 2008 at 11:27 am

Your site has been added. Thank you for the suggestion.

Comment by Suzette Leclair on January 13th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Is it possible to update the URL address of our band, the Koasek (Cowasuck) Traditional Band of the Sovereigh Abenaki Nation

From: http://www.cowasuckabenaki.org

TO: http://www.cowasuckabenaki.com

Oliwni ! Migwech !

Suzette Leclair

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on January 25th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Thank you Suzette for that information. I have added your new website.

Comment by Chief Nancy Millette Doucet on January 29th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

could you please put a link to our website http://www.koasekabenaki.org..we are the Koasek Abenaki Nation of the Koas.

also in your article you may want to put some information about The Abenaki Alliance in Vermont and New Hampshire. The tribes are: Missisquoi St Fancis Sokoki Abenaki Nation, Nulhegan Coosuk Abenaki, Nation, El Nu Tribe and Koasek of the Koas. All four tribes in the Vermont Abenaki Alliance are now awaiting State Recognition in Vermont. Thank you

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on January 30th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Thank you for that information. The website has been included and information regarding the Abenaki Alliance has also been added. Thank you again for your suggestion.

Comment by Jacques Delisle on July 17th, 2012 at 3:13 pm


Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs.

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES IN VERMONT: On April 22, 2011 the Elnu Abenaki Tribe and the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe received recognition by the State of Vermont. On May 7, 2012 the Abenaki Nation at Missisquoi, and the Koasek of the Koas Abenaki Traditional Band received recognition by the State of Vermont.


Elnu Abenaki Tribe—————————State Recognition April 22, 2011
Koasek of the Koas—————————State Recognition May 7, 2012
Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe———————–State Recognition April 22, 2011
Abenaki Nation at Missisqoui——————-State Recognition May 7, 2012
Koasek Traditional Band———————–Pending

PLEASE, click links below:

http://vcnaa.vermont.gov/recognition/ap … ecognition

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on July 17th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Thank you Jacques for that information. The article will be updated to include the state recognition of these tribes.

Comment by Ivan Helsel on July 29th, 2013 at 7:07 am

I wasjust wondering. Some sites (wikipedia for example) list Piscataqua River’s name as “Named by the area’s original Abenaki inhabitants, “Piscataqua” is believed to be a combination of “peske” (branch) with “tegwe” (a river with a strong current, possibly tidal)” others “Piscataqua River (pesgatak was) – “the water looks dark” or similar. Which one should be considered correct?
Thank you

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