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Missiquoi Territory within the Larger Territory of the Western Abenaki Tribes

The Missiquoi (or the Missisquoi or the Sokoki) are a Native American tribe located in the Wabanaki region of what now is northern Vermont and southern Quebec. This Algonquian group is a sub-group of the Abenaki who lived along the eastern shore of Lake Champlain at the time of the European incursion. Their name Missiassik, which "Missisquois" is derived, means "place of flint" in the Abenaki language; or alternatively, from "Masipskoik a word that means "place where there are boulders", more specifically "boulders point."[1]

Today, the Missisiquoi Council Abenaki Nation, an unrecognized tribe, has its operations based in Swanton, Vermont.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Who We Are". Missiquois Abenaki Tribal Council. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Missisquoi Abenaki Tribal Council publisher = Tribal News and Updates". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  • Waldman, Carl. Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes (New York: Checkmark Books, 2006) p. 1

External links[edit]

  • "Who We Are". Missiquois Abenaki Tribal Council. Retrieved 2012-12-12.