take most of their land in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont without compensation. Largely invisible over the years, the Abenaki have remained in their homeland by living in scattered, small bands. New England has numerous romantic monuments, which celebrate the disappearance of its original residents. Misleading, since they never really left! Economi... ... middle of paper ... ..., which is separate from daily life. Navajo religion has been described as 'life itself, the land, and well-being.'