Books about Abenaki History

The Abenaki

by Colin G. Calloway (1989)

Non-fiction, chapter book (110 pages), grades 6-12

The history of Abenaki people through the late 20th century.

Available in the VHS lending library.

The Arrow Over the Door

by Joseph Bruchac (2002)

Historical fiction, chapter book (89 pages), grades 3-7

The story of an Abenaki boy and a Quaker boy in New York during the Revolutionary War. Based on a true story.

Azban's Great Journey

by Brian Chenevert (2015)

Abenaki stories, chapter book (56 pages), grades 4-6

Read about the adventures of Azban, the raccoon, trickster of the Western Abenaki people.

Cave of Falling Water

by Janice Ovecka (1992)

Historical fiction, chapter book (115 pages), grades 4-8

Woni, Mattie, and Stacy are three girls from different time periods that discover the Cave of Falling Water.

Available in the VHS lending library.

Champlain and the Silent One

by Kate Messner (2008)

Historical fiction, chapter book (142 pages), grades 4-8

In 1609, an Innu young man called Silent One travels with Champlain to save his brother.

The Darkness Under the Water

by Beth Kanell (2008)

Historical fiction, chapter book (320 pages), grades 6-12

During the 1920s, Molly's Abenaki and French Canadian family is targeted by the Vermont Eugenics Survey.

The Faithful Hunter Abenaki Stories

by Joseph Bruchac (1988)

Abenaki stories, chapter book (61 pages), grades 4-12

A collection of traditional Western Abenaki stories including several stories about Gluskabe.

Available in the VHS lending library.

Hidden Roots

by Joseph Bruchac (2004)

Historical fiction, chapter book (137 pages), grades 5-9

Set in the 1950s in New York and Vermont. From Uncle Louis, Sonny learns about his roots and the forced sterilization of Abenaki people in Vermont in the 1930s.

Malian's Song

by Marge Bruchac (2005)

Non-fiction, picture book (28 pages), grades 2-4

Based on oral history, this is the Abenaki story of the English attack on the village of St. Francis in 1759. Published by the Vermont Folklife Center.

March Toward the Thunder

by Joseph Bruchac (2009)

Historical fiction, chapter book (320 pages), grades 6-9

Louis Nolette, a young Abenaki man, fights for the Union in the American Civil War, even though he is only 15 years old and from Canada.

Muskrat Will Be Swimming

by Cheryl Savageau (2006)

Fiction, picture book (32 pages), grades 2-6

Grampa tells Jeannie a story about Muskrat to help her deal with prejudice against her Abenaki and French heritage.

The Wind Eagle and Other Abenaki Stories

by Joseph Bruchac (1985)

Abenaki stories, chapter book (34 pages), grades 4-12

A collection of teaching stories that teach and entertain.

Available from the VHS lending library.

The Winter People

by Joseph Bruchac (2002)

Historical fiction, chapter book (168 pages), grades 5-8

The story of Saxso, an Abenaki boy who tries to rescue his family after the English raid on the Abenaki village of St. Francis in 1759.