Swanton Abenaki totem to be installed in village square - St. Albans Messenger

Now the Royal Swans on the Swanton village green will be kept company by another artifact recalling Swanton’s past - an Abenaki totem poll carved by a local man and his great-grandson.

"Richard Menard, Chief of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi, made the request. Menard and his great-grandson carved the pole, which is 10-feet high white cedar. He said there are ten totems on the pole, each with both the Abenaki and English names."

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