Pequawket Article

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Approximate original location of the Pequawket (Pigwacket) and other Abenaki groups


The Pequawket (also Pigwacket and many other spelling variants, from Eastern Abenaki apíkwahki, "land of hollows") [1] are a Native American subdivision of the Abenaki people who formerly lived near the headwaters of the Saco River in Carroll County, New Hampshire and Oxford County, Maine. Pequawket is also the Abenaki name for Fryeburg, Maine, and the Abenaki name for Kearsarge North mountain.

Molly Ockett was a Pequawket woman known for her skills in medical healing in the early 19th century. [2]

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References

  1. ^ Snow, Dean R. 1978. "Eastern Abenaki". In Northeast, ed. Bruce G. Trigger. Vol. 15 of Handbook of North American Indians, ed. William C. Sturtevant. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, pg. 146
  2. ^ "Molly Ockett and Her World". Bethel Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-11-12.