This is an interactive map illustrating the dramatic shifts in Wabanaki territory after colonization. For thousands of generations, Wabanaki people have lived across what is now northern New England, the Canadian Maritimes, and Quebec. The arrival of Europeans more than 500 years ago began a process of dramatic and destructive loss that continues today.
Much of the Wabanaki homeland was taken through a series of treaties, negotiated between various Wabanaki groups and the French, English, Massachusetts, Maine, and United States governments. Wabanaki and non-Native signatories often had very different ideas and interpretations of what they had agreed to.
Wabanaki communities today are working to protect what remains, and to assert their sovereign rights in their homeland, for future generations.


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