Abenaki History

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The Abenaki by Colin G. Calloway (1989)

Non-fiction, chapter book (110 pages), grades 6-12

The history of the Abenaki through the late 20th century.

Available in the VHS lending library.  Look for it in your library or used book store.

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The Arrow Over the Door by Joseph Bruchac (1998)

Historical fiction, chapter book (89 pages), grades 3-7

The story of an Abenaki boy and a Quaker boy in New York during the Revolutionary War.  Based on a true story.

$4.99

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Cave of Falling Water by Janice Ovecka (1992)

Historical fiction, chapter book (115 pages), grades 4-8

Woni, Mattie, and Stacy are three girls from different time periods that discover the Cave of Falling Water.

$12.95

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Champlain and the Silent One by Kate Messner (2008)

Historical fiction, chapter book (142 pages), grades 4-8

In 1609, an Innu Indian called Silent One travels with Champlain to save his brother.

$9.95

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The Faithful Hunter Abenaki Stories by Joseph Bruchac (1988)

Abenaki stories, 61 pages, grades 4-12

A collection of traditional Western Abenaki stories including several stories about Gluskabe.

$9.95

Available from the VHS Lending Library.

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Hidden Roots by Joseph Bruchac (2004)

Historical fiction, chapter book (137 pages), grades 5-9

Set in the 1950s in New York and Vermont. From Uncle Louis, Sonny learns about his roots and the forced sterilization of Abenakis in Vermont in the 1930s.

$9.95

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Malian's Song by Marge Bruchac (2005)

Historical fiction, picture book (28 pages), grades 2-4

Based on oral history, this is the Abenaki story of the English attack on the village of St. Francis in 1759. Published by the Vermont Folklife Center.

$16.95

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The Wind Eagle and Other Abenaki Stories by Joseph Bruchac (1985)

Abenaki stories (34 pages), grades 4-12

A collection of teaching stories that teach and entertain.

$9.95

Available from the VHS lending library.

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The Winter People by Joseph Bruchac (2002)

Historical fiction, chapter book (168 pages), grades 5-8

The story of Saxso, an Abenaki boy who tries to rescue his family after the English raid on the Abenaki village of St. Francis in 1759.

$5.99

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