This article features some of the most recent work of Rhonda Besaw, a beadwork artist of Abenaki
descent, from Whitefield, New Hampshire.
That name of his, one of the many names he was known by--including Peter Masta, Pial Pol, and Pierre Paul Osunkherhine--means either "The Birds are Flying" or "He Who Comes by Flying" in the Abenaki
language he so loved.
If Waongote, like the Abenaki
converts in Sillery and, presumably, like Catherine Tekakwitha, had been eager to know about the life of her patron saint, she would have heard the story of a girl who had been able to achieve a spiritual triumph over the circumstances of her birth.
A descendant of Abenaki
and French-Canadian Indians, Underwood can document her genealogy back to the early 1300s.
Father Rasles, in his Dictionary of the Abenaki
Language, gives not only a word for the male moose (aianbe), and another for the female (herar), but for the bone which is in the middle of the heart of the moose (
It is the second CD by the Dawnland Singers, a Native American performance group that was formed in 1993, when they were featured at the Abenaki
Cultural Heritage Days in Vermont.
So he took them to an Abenaki
Reserve and his informants there said they definitely weren't Western Abenaki
6) For the use of the ritual of baptism among the Abenakis
and Montagnais to symbolize alliance with both the French and other Amerindian groups, see Kenneth M.
Marcotte is a traditional artist descended from the Sacandaga Valley Abenakis
, French Canadians, and eighteenth-century New England settlers.
The Indian Act Revisited exhibit is well worth the visit at the Musee des Abenakis
This representation of the war dance stresses the foreignness of Abenaki
"national practice" and implies quintessential difference between Abenakis
and the narrative's readers.
artists such as Odanak chef Lysanne O'Bomsawin, Huron-Wendats artists from Wendake near Quebec City and Innu artists from Mashteuiatsh were among those who shared their crafts and stories within tipis circling the commoners' park.