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BRANCH 10: FAMILY

Here are some family terms. The best way is to start associating the names of people in your family to each term. If you have pictures of them, write the Penobscot term below them and practice with them. Family terms can get very specific and gender based, so for now we will stick with the basic family members.


nəmohsoməss

my grandfather

 

nohkəməss

my grandmother

nəmihtαkʷəss

my father

 

nohkəm

my father's sister

nəničαləkʷ

my father's brother

nikawəss

my mother

nəkisis

my mother's sister

nəsahsis

my mother's brother

 


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April 7, 1604

French cartographer Samuel de Champlain leaves from France with a French nobleman, Pierre Du Gua De Monts, for Maine. They entered the Bay of Fundy by May, and later Champlain would meet Penobscot Chief Bashabez at the mouth of the Kenduskeag Stream on the Penobscot River.