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"A Part of the Main": European Settlement of the Mainland
Lesson 2: Mapping with Words
Getting to Know Wabanaki Place Names

Using your chart of Wabanaki and English place names, answer the following questions.
  1. List the two Wabanaki terms for waterfalls on the Penobscot River:
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  3. Where might you get out of your canoe to race up a hill? __________________________

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  4. If you wanted to go hunting, what would be a good place to look for caribou?

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  5. What would you be likely to do at Madamiscomtis? __________________________

  6. What characteristic distinguishes Matawamkeag? __________________________

  7. What would you find at Oolamon-oosuk? __________________________

  8. Where did the name Penobscot River come from? __________________________

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  9. Name four places you might go to fish: __________________________

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  10. What does Katahdin mean? __________________________

  11. What is the name of the place that means "where they made markings or writings"?

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