Old John Neptune and other Maine Indian Shamans by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm -1945-
The Life and Traditions of The Red Man by Joseph Nicolar - 1893-
The Abenaki (Indians of North America) by Colin G. Calloway - 1989- (this book is easily read and understood and has many nice photographs)
Native Americans of the Northeast by Stuart A. Kallen - 2000-
Abenaki Warrior the Life and Times of Chief Escumbuit by Alfred E. Kayworth -1998-
Dawnland by Joseph Bruchac -1993-
Indians of the Northeast Woodlands by Beatrice Siegel -1972- (a very simple book but it has a lot of good information)
Women of the Dawn by Bunny McBride -1999- (Anything she does is Great!)
Molly Spotted Elk A Penobscot in Paris by Bunny McBride - 1995- (another excellent book)
Aunt Sarah Woman of the Dawnland by Trudy Ann Parker -1994- (this is book is So well written you feel as if you become part of the story yourself...I love this book)
Twelve Thousand Years American Indians in Maine by Bruce J. Bourque -2001- (this is a great history book)
History on Birchbark The Art of Tomah Joseph, Passamaquoddy by Joan A. Lester -1993- (available from the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown Univ. price was 9.00 when I purchased mine last year.This is mostly a brochure type of catalog book.It only has about 20 pgs., but they are photographs of his works and its fabulous to see these pieces of Indian art, plus there are a couple of small photographs of him)
Medicine Practices of the Northeastern Algonquians by Frank G. Speck no copyright dates but I suspect this small paper was done in the early 1900's. (Extremely informative IF you can find a copy of it, mine is just a few typewritten pages and I paid a lot of money for it, but it does have info you won't find in most Indian books).
The book The Black Robe by Brian Moore is also good for the ancient history on the Indians of New England and those parts of Canada that many of the Maine Indians came from. These are just a few of the books that are out there, some of good and some are not. Not all of them speak the truth either and its hard to tell which are the good ones. I hope this list will provide some help to those researching their own New England American Indian families and provide a look into what the lives of their ancestors might have been like for them.