Whether you’re a history buff, a serious researcher, a student, or just have an interest… you’ll find what you’re looking for right here.
- Check out the Penobscot history timeline and learn a wide range of information, from Penobscot history during Paleo-Indian and Archaic periods to how the tribes interacted with European settlers, Massachusetts, Maine, and federal government officials. The time spans a period beginning approx 13,000 years before present era (BPE) to modern day.
- Learn about the Penobscot Nation Flag and the historic meaning of the image.
- Read biographies of select Penobscots and discover how they influenced the future of the Penobscot Nation.
You’ll learn about the chiefs/governors and tribal representatives who led our people – and how, thanks to our strong traditions, the Nation is one of the longest continuously operating governments in the world.
You’ll be captivated by the Penobscot Nation’s rich military history and the stories of the many veterans that served this country since its birth.
- Explore the history of Penobscot Women, and learn more about the art of basket making, root club carving, birch bark canoe making, and about the tools used in the Penobscot crafts and culture.
- Learn from the many voices in our archived article section, Penobscot Perspectives.
- Download a Penobscot Nation Tribal brochure or check out our Wabanaki web links to learn even more about Wabanaki history and culture.
The people of the Penobscot Indian Nation are traditionally known as the penawahpskewi.
They, the Passamaqouddy, Maliseet, and Mik Maq Nations are the four
Northeastern woodlands tribes are part of the Wabanaki Confederacy
Questions? Contact us, and we’ll try to help.
And, come back often – we’re always adding information!