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.
As the example of Stephen shows, although adoption and requickening were more prevalent among the Iroquois, the Abenaki
and other Algonquians also attempted to incorporate captives to replace lost family members (Calloway 29).
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 (!), and for his left hind-leg.
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.
and Colonists in Northern New England, 1675-1725." PhD diss., Johns Hopkins University, 2005.
The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) of Western New York such as the Seneca and Tuscarora and those Iroquois living on the nearby Six Nations Reserve in Brantford, Ontario, the Wabanaki from eastern Canada and the maritime area, which included the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Mi'kmaq, and a mixed group of Indians (primarily Mohawks) and western Abenakis
from the Indian reserves near Montreal such as at Akwesasne (St Regis) and Kahnawake (Caughnawaga).
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
. The exhibit is on loan to Odanak museum until Oct.
(I:53-54) This representation of the war dance stresses the foreignness of Abenaki
"national practice" and implies quintessential difference between Abenakis
and the narrative's readers.