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Approximate original location of the Pequawket (Pigwacket) and other Abenaki groups

The Pequawket (also Pigwacket and many other spelling variants, from Eastern Abenaki apíkwahki, "land of hollows")[1] are a Native American subdivision of the Abenaki people who formerly lived near the headwaters of the Saco River in Carroll County, New Hampshire and Oxford County, Maine. Pequawket is also the Abenaki name for Fryeburg, Maine, and the Abenaki name for Kearsarge North.

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  1. ^ Snow 1978, pg. 146


  • Snow, Dean R. (1978). "Eastern Abenaki." In Northeast, ed. Bruce G. Trigger. Vol. 15 of Handbook of Native Americans, ed. William C. Sturtevant. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, pp. 137–147