A Little Bit of History...
A winter game played by the Abenaki was called the snow snake. Most
Abenaki snow snakes were hand carved pieces of wood, usually hickory
or ash, that were approximately 18-24 inches, although some Wabanaki
tribes made snow snakes that were up to 6-7 feet long. Among the
numerous shapes are two main varieties, the spoon mouth – Amkuôn
which is about 2 feet long and flat at top and bottom with one end
concave like the bowl of a spoon and the snake head – Skoks Mdeb
which is long slender and round with one end resembling a snakes head
and the other pointed. There is also the Skegaweis which is flat
underneath, round on top and about 2 feet in length and the
P’tgukwholok which is the largest of all and is from 5 to 7 feet long and
nearly round with both ends raised slightly and pointed.
Snow snakes ready for the game.
This was our best turnout yet! Good food, good fellowship, and a good time had by all.
Prior to the potluck, we had our Tribal Council elections. Please see our Government page for a list of our new Tribal Council. We are looking forward to the next three years under their leadership and guideance.
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