The Abenaki Lifestyle

The Abenaki were a farming society that supplemented agriculture with hunting and gathering.

Generally the men were the hunters. The women tended the fields and grew the crops. In their fields, they planted the crops in groups of "sisters". The three sisters were grown together: the stalk of corn supported the beans, and squash or pumpkins provided ground cover and reduced weeds.

The men would hunt bears, deer, fish, and birds.

Gatherings and Pow Wows

Marriage or Wedding Ceremony

Memorial and Burials

Lodges and Wigwams

Smoking and Pipes

Food, Courting Flute, Games & Colors

Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook - Abenaki People

840 Suncook Valley Road, P.O. Box 52
Alton, New Hampshire 03809-0052
Phone: 603-776-1090
Email: cowasuck@tds.net


Government Structure
Consensual Decision-Making Process
Open Public Inquiries
Citizenship & Membership Requirements
Open Letter - Membership in the Band
Goals Statement

Language & Traditions

Homelands & People
Traditional Lifestyle
Abenaki Language
French Jesuit Missions

Help & Resources

Indigenous NH Collaborative Collective
Ik8ldimek-Legal Defense