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The Abenaki - People of the Dawn By G. Scott MacLeod
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Identity is often revealed in the most perilous situations. In The Abenaki – People of the Dawn, it is Joe Obomsawin’s intimate knowledge of the back roads and hidden trails on the... More > frontiers of Quebec and New England that narrowly saves a group of bootleggers from capture. The escape also provides the impetus for his character’s powerful and deeply personal retelling of the history of his people. Huddled around a fire in a remote cabin, Obomsawin unfolds the tragic, improbable and inspiring story of the Abenaki nation, reduced from 50,000 to some 1,500 over a few hundred years of colonial settlement. A collaboration between author and storyteller Mike Burns and director G. Scott MacLeod as part of the animated series The Water of Life, The Abenaki – People of the Dawn fuses traditional pencil animation with new digital media to tell the harrowing tale of a people’s struggle for survival.< Less
New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues By Joseph Laurent
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Featuring a new biography of Joseph Laurent. New familiar Abenakis and English dialogues, the first vocabulary ever published in the Abenakis language, comprising : the Abenakis alphabet, the key to... More > the pronunciaiton and many grammatical explanations, also synoptical illustrations showing the numerous modificaitons of the Abenakis verb, to which is added the etymology of Indian names of certain localities, rivers, lakes, and more the original edition by Jos. Laurent, Abenakis, chief of the Indian village of St. Francis, P.Q. (Sozap Lolô Kizitôgw), 1884< Less
New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues By Joseph Laurent
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New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues: The First Ever Published on the Grammatical System. This is a brand new reprint of Joseph Laurent's important grammar of the Abenakis language first... More > published in 1884. (Western) Abenaki is a seriously endangered Algonquian language spoken by a few elders in southern Quebec. It was once also spoken throughout neighbouring states in the U.S., such as Massachusetts and Vermont. Today there is are active efforts to revive the language.< Less
New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues By Joseph Laurent
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New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues: The First Ever Published on the Grammatical System. This is a brand new reprint of Joseph Laurent's important grammar of the Abenakis language first... More > published in 1884. (Western) Abenaki is a seriously endangered Algonquian language spoken by a few elders in southern Quebec. It was once also spoken throughout neighbouring states in the U.S., such as Massachusetts and Vermont. Today there is are active efforts to revive the language.< Less
Abenaki Indian Legends, Grammar and Place-Names By Henry Lorne Masta
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This is a reprint of Henri Lorne Masta's important work on the Abenaki language. Abenaki is a member of the Algonquian family spoken in Quebec and neighbouring US states. Although there are few... More > surviving fluent speakers, there is considerable interest in keeping the language alive.< Less
Abenaki Indian Legends, Grammar and Place-Names By Henry Lorne Masta
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This is a reprint of Henri Lorne Masta's important work on the Abenaki language. Abenaki is a member of the Algonquian family spoken in Quebec and neighbouring US states. Although there are few... More > surviving fluent speakers, there is considerable interest in keeping the language alive.< Less
Abenaki Indian Legends, Grammar and Place Names By Henry Masta
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A reprint of Henry Lorne Masta's book first published in 1932. The book contains over a dozen traditional stories told in the Abenaki language and English. It also has a complete grammar and... More > examines many place names with Abenaki origin. Abenaki is a member of the Algonquian family and is closely related to the Penobscot and Maliseet languages of Maine. There are only a handful of fluent speakers, however efforts are ongoing to preserve this indigenous New England language.< Less
The Gospel of Mark translated into the Abenaki Indian, English and French Languages By Pial Pol Wzôkhilain, Jesse Bowman Bruchac
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This book contains the translation of The Gospel of Mark by Pial Pol Wzôkhilian into the Abenaki language presented here lightly edited, reformatted and for the first time with the inclusion of... More > line-by-line translations in both English and French. Also included is a brief biography of this extremely influential minister, schoolmaster and interpreter of the Saint Francis Abenaki tribe. The Abenaki translation contained within is one of the richest resources and earliest recordings of the Eastern-Algonquin languages and should be of great value to students of the language, linguistics, anthropology and early New England history.< Less
NATIVE MOONS, NATIVE DAYS By Carol Willette Bachofner
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“Our words are a clearing, a place for fire,” writes Carol Bachofner, in perhaps her finest book of poems yet. Her words are always affecting, vivid, numinous. Here, too, they are the... More > words of her Native relatives and ancestors. Clearing a space for Abenaki place names, food terms, and exhortations to gather together, Bachofner tends a poetic fire that joins her to such tribal luminaries as Joseph Bruchac, Cheryl Savageau, and Joseph Laurent. Siobhan Senier, Associate Professor of English Faculty Fellow, Sustainability Academy University of New Hampshire What a gift to read Carol Bachofner's poetry, full of words and phrases from her native Abenaki language that make us long for a kinder world, a world that shows us the possibilities of turning away from the face paints of war — red and black — and opt instead for yellow, the color of peace. Very good poems, indeed. Alice M. Azure Along Came a Spider, Games of Transformation< Less
DREAMING AGAIN: ALGONKIAN POETRY By Margaret Bruchac
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Margaret M. Bruchac is a scholar, writer, and storyteller of Abenaki, English, and Slovak descent. This is her first published book of verse. Some pieces were inspired by historical research for... More > Historic Deerfield, Old Sturbridge Village, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, and other museums. As a musician, she also performs traditional and contemporary Algonkian Indian songs and stories with her family. Dr. Bruchac is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point. Her academic publications include Indigenous Archaeologies: A Reader in Decolonization, and articles in the Historical Journal of Massachusetts and Museum Anthropology, among other venues. As the 2011-2012 recipient of both a Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship and the Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship, Bruchac is presently in residence at the School for Advanced Research, completing a book manuscript for the University of Arizona Press.< Less