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Resources by and about the Wabanaki

These resources have been compiled by historian and Maine-Wabanaki REACH Health and Wellness Coordinator Maria Girouard. The list includes Tribal voices and other respected sources, and the historical overviews are quite sweeping and easy to follow. The information is helpful for allies and other interested parties seeking more information about the Wabanaki.

American Friends Service, Wabanaki of Maine and the Maritimes: A resource book about Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, (1989) – resource book now out of print but available in most libraries.

Pauleena MacDougall, The Penobscot Dance of Resistance (2004) – historical overview.

Bunny McBride, Women of the Dawn (1999) – historical fiction.

Bunny McBride and Harald Prins, Indians in Eden: Wabanaki and Rusticators on Maine’s Mount Desert Island 1840s – 1920s (2009) – historical overview.

Neil Rolde, Unsettled Past, Unsettled Futures, Tilbury Press (2004) – historical overview.

Siobhan Senier (editor), Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England (2014).

Gkisedtanamoogk (Wampanoag) & Hancock, Anoqcou – Ceremony is Life Itself.

Ssipsis (Penobscot): Molly Mollasses & Me and Poems, Prayers, and Pathways – contemporary poetry.

Isabelle Knockwood (Mi’kmaw), Out of the Depths: The Experiences of Mi’kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, NS (2001)

Donna Loring (Penobscot), In the Shadow of the Eagle (2008) – contemporary/ legislature journal.

Daniel N. Paul (Mi’kmaw), We were not the Savages (2000)

Mihku Paul (Maliseet) 20th Century PowWow Playland, Bowman Books, Greenfield, NY (2012) – contemporary poetry and prose.

Allen Sockabasin (Passamaquoddy), An Upriver Passamaquoddy (2007).

Donald Soctomah (Passamaquoddy) – Compilations of news stories about the Passamaquoddy:
Hard Times at Passamaquoddy, 1921-1950; Let Me Live as My Ancestors Had; and Passamaquoddy at the Turn of the Century, 1890-1920

FILM: “Invisible,” Hansen, Westphal, Francis (2004).

FILM: “N’tolonapemk: Our Relations Place – The Passamaquoddy People and the St. Croix River Watershed,” Passamquoddy & Acadia Film Video (2006).

FILM: “Penobscot: The People and their River,” Penobscot Nation & Acadia Film Video

FILM: “Wabanaki: A New Dawn,” Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission (1995) accessible on-line at

American Indian Quarterly, edited by Devon A. Mihesuah, accessible on-line, is a leading Native scholarly journal highlighting native studies, sovereignty, and the survival of native nations.

Oyate, a native-run informative website particularly useful for educators seeking to identify appropriate books and resources about Native Americans.