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STORIES FROM THE DAWNLAND

The Wabanaki have many stories, passed down from one generation to the next, about the landscape of Ckuwaponahkik. Some explain how rivers or islands or mountains were formed. Others tell of the connections between people, animals, and place, or explain the role of the land in Wabanaki history. Here are a few of these stories. These written versions are adapted and abbreviated, providing just a glimpse of the full narratives. Their traditional, dynamic form can only be fully experienced when shared by a gifted Wabanaki storyteller.

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