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Abenaki | Innu | Penobscot | Wabanaki
Alternate forms: Abnaki, Montagnais
Date: 1914-1947 and undated
Extent: 5 items
Description: Materials relating to Abenaki language and culture. Includes notes on a St. Francis Abenaki [Western Abenaki] conjuring lodge; miscellaneous notes about the St. Francis Abenaki including two cards of reading notes, a typed copy of an Indian poem in English from John Reade (1887), a letter from Frederick S. Dickson regarding Abenaki vocabulary, a letter from Edwin Tappan Adney concerning place names and Maine Indian shamans, and a photomechanical print of Montagnais [aka Innu] in camp; Wawenock [or Wawanoc, Eastern Abenaki] texts taken from Neptune, with interlinear translations [See also Speck (1928b).]; miscellaneous Wawenock notes on vocabulary, folklore, and population, along with a letter from J. P. Ranger about canoes, and three letters from W. C. Kendall, owner of Camp Wawenock, Lake Sebago, Maine, with information about Wawenock and his memories of Wawenock and Penobscot Indians of Maine; and a letter from Gordon M. Day seeking a bibliography and Speck's help in learning Abenaki.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Language(s): English
Date: November 3, 1925
Type:Text
Extent: 1 page
Description: Letter to Charles E. Bond, White Plains, New York regarding references for information on the Indians of Maine. Mentions Chief Frances and Alfred V. Kidder.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Maliseet | Passamaquoddy
Alternate forms: Malecite
Date: 1975-1978, 1995, 1998
Type:Text
Extent: 858 pages
Description: The Malecite-Passamaquoddy materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 6 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Campana, Knecht, LeSourd, Ng, and Smith.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Mi'kmaq
Alternate forms: Micmac
Language(s): English
Date: 1982
Type:Text
Extent: 123 pages
Description: This is a self-published volume of spiral-bound photocopies containing historical essays on Mi'kmaq history in New England and the Maritime Provinces; information on land claims and legal procedures on federal recognition, particularly in relation to the Aroostook Band of Micmacs; genealogy and genealogical research methods; bibliographies; and related materials. Title page identifies it as a "preliminary draft." Includes illustrations throughout by Marline Morey.
Collection: Micmac Redbook: Resource Manual for the Micmac Recognition Effort (Mss.SMs.Coll.27)

Passamaquoddy | Maliseet | Wabanaki
Alternate forms: Malecite
Date: 1911-1922
Description: A 327-page Malecite-Passamaquoddy dictionary. Indian-English, arranged according to English alphabet; also, English-Indian. Based on 1911 collection of Passamaquoddy texts printed in Prince (1921). An undetermined number of photos in the collection (approximately 10 to 50?) identified as Penobscot are of Passamaquoddy people or include them.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Penobscot
Alternate forms: Wabanaki
Language(s): Abenaki, Eastern | English
Date: 1956
Genre: Songs | Stories
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (22 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Penobscot songs and dance, plus five untranslated spoken texts. Arthur Neptune, consultant. Recorded in June 1956, most likely in Maine. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Penobscot Indian language study (Mss.Rec.23)

Penobscot | Wabanaki
Language(s): Abenaki, Eastern | English
Date: circa 1970s
Extent: 1 folder; 12 audiocassettes (4 hr., 47 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recording of Penobscot Language Master Cards. Also contains the original list of 1255 English words and phrases used in the recordings (47 p,); a phonetic transcription of the corresponding Penobscot for the first 333 cards, made by Evan Pritchard (10 p.); and a letter from Sister Helen McKeough of the Indian Island School to members of the Penobscot Nation explaining the contents of the tapes and circumstances of their recording. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Penobscot Language Master Cards (Mss.SMs.Coll.14)

Abenaki | Mi'kmaq | Penobscot
Language(s): English | Abenaki, Eastern
Date: 1669; 1678; 1725-1796; 1809-1884; 1900-1995
Extent: 12 linear feet; 3 hrs. (audio); 5 photographs
Description: The Penobscot materials in the Frank Siebert Papers are concentrated in Series III. Siebert collected census material, treaties and treaty minutes, placenames, with a strong representation of songs, stories, and linguistic materials. There are detailed notes about Indian claims in Maine and genealogical information. There are also educational materials for the teaching of the Penobscot language as well as a wealth of information on Penobscot linguistics. Series V, Siebert's notebooks, have extensive grammatical, phonetic, and vocabulary of the Penobscot language. Both Series III and V reflect Siebert's deep interest in the history of Maine and the Eastern Abenaki including archaeological, pre-history, and colonial era documents such as the Eliot Bible, which Siebert owned a rare copy in his library, which was sold at auction. Series VI and VII contain various drafts of essays on Penobscot culture, language, and history. Series XI contains 5 related photos of Louis Lolar, taken in 1933. Series XII contains approximately 3 hours of Penobscot language recordings, primarily from the 1930s and 1950s.
Collection: Frank Siebert Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.97)

Mi'kmaq | Penobscot | Wabanaki
Alternate forms: Micmac
Language(s): Abenaki, Eastern
Date: 1935
Genre: Prayers | Songs
Extent: 38 min. : DIGITIZED
Description: The Penobscot materials in the Frank Speck recording collection consist of 18 recordings of songs for various occasions, including wedding songs, hunting songs, social dances, "Micmac" songs, lullabies, and hymns. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Recordings of Cherokee, Creek, Naskapi, Penobscot, Sioux, Santee, Tutelo, and Winnebago (Mss.Rec.49)

Penobscot
Language(s): Abenaki, Eastern | English
Date: 1963, 1992
Type:Text
Extent: 495 pages
Description: The Penobscot materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 2 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Gordon and MacDougall.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)