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Friday, October 29, 2010

Preliminary Report on Abenaki Petition for Tribal Recognition - [Exhibits]: March 12, 2002: Exhibit 2 - Continued:

Eastern Indians of the United States
Alfred Tamarin
Illustrated with Photographs
Follett Publishing Company, Chicago
Photo Credits
Text Copyright © 1974 by Alfred Tamarin. Illustrations © 1974 by Follett Publishing Company, a division of Follett Corporation. All rights reserved.
Second Printing
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Page 12 PREFACE (continued)
People of the Land
Page 42 New Hampshire
"at the bottom of the hill"
....language family, linked intimately to the Penobscot, the Passamaquoddy, and the Malecite Indians nearby. In the seventeenth century, after several bloody encounters with settlers from Europe, most of the original Pennacook Indians of New Hampshire abandoned their homes and joined communities in Canada. Some wandered westward into the valley of the upper Hudson River, where they settled for a while.
New Hampshire has no special reservation lands for Indians, and no speical governmental agency exists to look after them and their needs.
Vermont is the home of over 200 American Indians, probably from tribes throughout the East as well as the rest of the country. There are no official tribal groupings registered in the state and no state agency concerned with Indian affairs.
Vermont's modern Indian citizens are not descended from the State's original inhabitants. Before the area was settled by Europeans, Indians from surrounding states made their homes in the Vermont hills, and valleys. Abnakis from Maine settled along one of the eastern rivers. Bands of Mahicans from New York state hunted in the southwestern and western sections and probably set up temporary settlements. The eastern edges of Vermont were occupied by Pennacook from.....
Page 44 Vermont
....New Hampshire and the southern parts by Indians from Massachusetts.
The 229 Indians listed in Vermont in 1970 represent a fourfold increase since 1960 and a sixfold increase since 1930. In 1900 only five Indians were listed in the state's population. Three-quarters of the Vermont Indians live in rural areas.
Page 45 Rhode Island
Page 82 New York
(lower section)
A few other Algonquian groups live along the Hudson River and in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. They do not occupy reservation land nor.....
Page 83 New York (continued)
Illustration of Poospatuck Indian spearing eels at mouth of Mystic Creek, Long Island.
Page 84 New York (continued)
....receive special services from the state or federal governments. Near Lake George is a community of about twenty-five Abnakis, or Wabankis, the "people of the sunrise," who at one time lived in New England. A few of these Algonquians still speak their native language.
Page 85 New Jersey

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