© 2006 Elnu Abenaki Tribe
Native American Encampment
June 19-20, 2010
Dressed in clothing faithful to 1609, members of El-nu and Missisquoi Abenaki portray their
ancestors and share traditional life skills, diplomacy, and weapons. Fredrick M. Wiseman, PhD
will narrate a comparison of the early seventeenth century Native and European transportation,
navigation, clothing, arms, armour, food, healing, and how these cultures began the process of
adapting to each other.

Dr. Wiseman will also present his newest publications, At Lake Between, Champlain Tech, and
Baseline 1609 (all currently available at our online store). Dr. Wiseman’s research combines
European sources, Wabanaki Wampum Records, and the use of replica tools, weapons, and
clothing, to provide new insight into this era. Meet the author and purchase your autographed
copies all weekend.
· 4472 Basin Harbor Rd.
Vergennes, VT 05491 ·
(802) 475-2022
Contact of Cultures, 1609
May 22 - October 17, 2010
Newly installed in LCMM’s historic 1818 Stone Schoolhouse, this special exhibit
reflects the maritime skills and traditions of the region’s Native people and the
pivotal expedition of Samuel de Champlain in 1609. Lake Champlain’s first
navigators are represented by a dugout canoe, full sized and miniature birch bark
canoes, and some of the tools used to make them, an array of canoe paddles, as
well as traditional fishing net, hooks, and sinkers. Then meet Samuel de
Champlain, whose explorations (including the 1609 expedition to Lake Champlain)
and personal diplomacy helped shape the world of today. Discover the skillful and
tenacious man behind the myth, and some of the region’s Native American people
revealed in Champlain’s writings and drawings.

Abenaki historian Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph. D. worked with his students and with
a professional armorer to provide replicas of the armor, helmets, and other
equipment used on the Champlain expedition. El-nu Abenaki Chief Roger Longtoe
and  Vera Longtoe created replicas of fishing lures, hooks, sinkers, and net used by
Native people in the seventeenth century. Live demonstrations are presented at
LCMM each year at the Native American Encampment.
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Abenaki Heritage Celebration
May 29-30
Village Green, Swanton, VT









Come join us and learn & share our
Culture & Heritage!

For more information call
(802) 868 - 2559
Jamaica State Park
Jamaica, Vermont (802) 874-4600

August 7 & 8, 2010
Join the Elnu Abenaki Tribe at the Salmon Hole for a17th century
Abenaki fishing encampment

August 21, 2010
Join the Elnu Abenaki Tribe at the Nature Center Pavillion
  • Craft Presentation by Vera Longtoe
  • Screening of documentary "Speaking to the Ancestors."  
    Followed by Q & A with film maker, Lina Longtoe.
  • Traditional Wabanaki song & drumming, with the         
    Elnu Abenaki Singers.
  • Story Telling by Roger Longtoe & Jim Taylor