Algonquin Indians

Algonquin

Algonquin (ălgŏng´kwĬn, –kĬn), small group of Native North Americans. The name of the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (to which they belonged) is derived from their name (see Native American languages). They were among the first Native Americans with whom the French formed alliances, and their name was used to designate other tribes in the area. Despite French aid, they were dispersed in the 17th cent. by the Iroquois, and the remnants of the tribe found refuge chiefly near white settlements of the Ottawa River valley in W Quebec and E Ontario. There were close to 6,000 Algonquin in Canada in 1991. The name is also spelled Algonkin.

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

FREE! Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan Tribes West of the Mississippi
David I. Bushnell Jr.
Washington Government Printing Office, 1922
Burials of the Algonquian, Siouan and Caddoan Tribes West of the Mississippi
David I. Bushnell Jr.
Govt. Print. Off., 1927
The Archaeological Northeast
Mary Ann Levine; Kenneth E. Sassaman; Michael S. Nassaney.
Bergin & Garvey Publishers, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Fishing, Farming, and Finding the Village Sites: Centering Late Woodland New England Algonquians"
Your Fyre Shall Burn No More: Iroquois Policy toward New France and Its Native Allies to 1701
José António Brandão.
University of Nebraska Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of the Algonquins begins on p. 62
The Myth of the Savage, and the Beginnings of French Colonialism in the Americas
Olive Patricia Dickason.
University of Alberta Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Algonquin and Related Peoples" begins on p. 109
The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century
Francis Parkman.
University of Nebraska Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of the Algonquins begins on p. 3
Native American Folklore in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals
William M. Clements.
Swallow Press, 1986
Librarian’s tip: "Historical and Mythological Traditions of the Algonquins; with a Translation of the 'Walum-Olum' or Bark Record of the Linni-Lenape" begins on p. 13
The Winning of the West
Theodore Roosevelt.
University of Nebraska Press, vol.1, 1995
Librarian’s tip: Chap. IV "The Algonquins of the Northwest, 1769-1774"
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