June 15th, 2013

The Connecticut River is over 400 miles long, and before European settlement it was home to several tribes of Algonquin speakers. Its name comes from the Algonquin words for “long tidal river,” which is appropriate since the tides reach up to 60 miles inland. In the time before European settlement the river and its tributaries served as arteries of communication for Algonquin speakers of different tribes.

The Cowasucks, a Western Abenaki people, lived in what is now the northern part of New Hampshire and Vermont, where Read the rest of this entry »

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