Exploring & Sharing the Wabanaki History of Interior New England
A Maine Nonprofit Corporation - 501(c)3 Public Charity
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This website last updated May 15, 2014
Your Home for Accurate Historical & Genealogical Information Concerning the Wabanaki People of Interior New England
Ne-Do-Ba means FRIEND in the Abenaki language.
This web site is still under construction. If you can not find what you are looking for, please visit our old site Original Ne-Do-Ba web site
Our web site has been developed to assist our guests in learning what became of the Abenaki People (a Wabanaki sub-group). They have inhabited Interior New England and regions of Eastern Canada for over 10,000 years. However, for the past 200 years, local historians have told us the Abenaki are extinct.
Our organization uses genealogical and historical research to show the Abenaki People are still in place, participated in history, helped build a regional identity, and contributed to the genetic make-up of the interior Northeast.
Wabanaki and Abenaki are actually different variations of the same word. The word is generally accepted to mean "People of the Dawnland". Historically and anthropologically, Wabanaki refers to a larger group of people including Abenaki, Mi'kmaq, Huron, and sometimes Catholic Mohawk. Abenaki is generally accepted as describing people historically and most commonly referred to as Abenaki, Penecook, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, Pigwacket, Cowass, Rocomeco, Sokokis, Norridgewock, Wawanock, St. Johns, St. Francis, and Missisquoi.
Our organization is focused on learning what became of the Abenaki still in place at the time of the Revolutionary War. However, in order to accomplish this, we must study all Wabanaki People. Therefore, you will discover a great deal of information on our website concerning Wabanaki groups in general, and not just the Abenaki.
Ne-Do-Ba is a Nonprofit Maine Corporation [501(c)(3) public charity] established to explore and share topics relating to the Abenaki or Wabanaki Indian People and their Euro-American relationships in the interior Northeastern region.
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