|Last updated: Dec 13, 2017|
Ne-Do-Ba means FRIEND in the Abenaki language. Ne-Do-Ba is a Nonprofit Maine Corporation [501(c)(3) public charity] established to explore and share topics relating to the Abenaki or Wabanaki Indian People and their Euro-American relationships in the interior Northeastern region.
Our primary interest is the period between the close of the last French & Indian War c1763 and 1900 and with the Wabanaki group generally referred to as Abenaki.
Our web site has been developed to assist our guests in learning what became of the Abenaki People (a Wabanaki sub-group). They have inhabited Interior New England and regions of Eastern Canada for over 10,000 years. However, for the past 200 years, local historians have told us the Abenaki have disappeared from our landscape.
Our organization uses genealogical and historical research to show the Abenaki People are still in place, participated in history, helped build a regional identity, and contributed to the genetic make-up of the interior Northeast.
Wabanaki and Abenaki are actually different variations of the same word. The word is generally accepted to mean "People of the Dawnland". Historically and anthropologically, Wabanaki refers to a larger group of people including Abenaki, Mi'kmaq, Huron, and sometimes Catholic Mohawk. Abenaki is generally accepted as describing people historically and most commonly referred to as Abenaki, Penecook, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, Pigwacket, Cowass, Rocomeco, Sokokis, Norridgewock, Wawanock, St. Johns, St. Francis, and Missisquoi.
Our organization is focused on learning what became of the Abenaki still in place at the time of the Revolutionary War. However, in order to accomplish this, we must study all Wabanaki People. Therefore, you will discover a great deal of information on our website concerning Wabanaki groups in general, and not just the Abenaki.
- Ne-Do-Ba is a non-member organization - we have no membership
- Everyone is welcome to visit our website and learn about the Wabanaki (Native Americans) People of Northeastern North America
- We exist for the benefit of the general public. Donations are encouraged to help us maintain our web site as well as fund our on going research
History of the society
- Ne-Do-Ba was established in March of 1997 as a Maine Nonprofit Corporation
- We received our 501(c)3 DNL from the IRS in May of 1999
- Nancy Lecompte
- Gary Labbe
- Carla Heisten
- Kanistanaux/Moulton/Metallic Connection - visit this blog page for details
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Q. What are the directions to the society?
- A. Ne-Do-Ba has no physical location, we exist entirely through the web
- Q. What are the society's hours of operation?
- A.You can visit our website and blog 24/7