The Voice of the Dawn: An Autohistory of the Abenaki Nation is a unique history written by an Abenaki archaeologist and ecologist about Abenaki history and culture. The author takes a long-range view of Abenaki history dating to 10,000 years in the past and brings this personal history up to the present day of current political history of the Abenaki in Vermont. Wiseman draws on the metaphorical woven sash made up of strands that include language, history, the work of archaeologists and paleoecologists, and his own personal family history to create a synthesis of Abenaki history that is innovative and revealing. Numerous black and white photographs of material culture objects and archival images of Abenaki people provide a detailed look at this fascinating history. An extensive bibliography and index are included.