September 14, 2014

Aberginian Indians


Aberginian is a collective term used by the early settlers on Massachusetts Bay for the tribes to the north. They were described in 1654 as consisting of the Massachusett, Wippanap, and Tarratine tribes.

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Native American Dreamcatcher Wall Clock The name may be a corruption of Abnaki, or a misspelling for “aborigines.” The Wippanap were evidently the Abenaki, while the Tarratine are the same Indians, or a part of them.

Extinct Native American Tribes A-C
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