This kit explores the history and present status of the Abenaki in Vermont. It delves into commonly held stereotypes about Native Americans, examines Abenaki life before the arrival of Europeans, explores the changing cultures of Europeans and Abenaki as they came into contact, and discusses the "disappearance" and re-emergence of Abenaki culture over the past two hundred years.

The kit includes:

A Reference Section provides books, posters, a video, and audiocassettes for additional background information and materials for student research.

For each section of the history kit, the Teacher's Guide provides teaching objectives, a list of related artifacts, images and stories, activities, background information, and discussion questions.

All kits are available for a three-week lending period for a fee of $60.00 (round-trip shipping), $45.00 (one-way shipping) or $30.00 (you pick up at VHS). For more information see History Kits.

Funding for this kit provided through the generosity of:

The Frances R. Dewing Foundation
International Paper, Springhill Papers Division
The Robert Fleming and Jane Howe Patrick Foundation