The Algonquin are original natives of southern Quebec and eastern Ontario in Canada. Today they live in nine communities in Quebec and one in Ontario. The Algonquin were a small tribe that also lives in northern Michigan and southern Quebec and eastern Ontario.
The Algonquin are Indigenous peoples in Canada, whose home communities are located in western Quebec and adjacent Ontario, centring on the Ottawa River and its tributaries.
All of the Algonquin converts were committed to the French cause through a formal alliance known as the Seven Nations of Canada, or the Seven Fires of Caughnawaga. Members included: Caughnawaga ( Mohawk ), Lake of the Two Mountains ( Mohawk, Algonquin, and Nipissing), St. Regis ( Mohawk ).
Starting in 1721, many Christian Algonquins began to settle for the summer at Kahnesatake, near Oka. The Mohawk Nation was then considered one of the Seven Nations of Canada.
Like many other Native American tribes, the Algonquin Indians were deeply spiritual and had a religion founded on animism, the belief that a spiritual world animated and interacted with the physical world.
In Eastern Algonquian religion they believed that there was a spiritual world that interacted constantly with the physical world. There was a belief in a primary spirit or animating force that encompassed all existence. Algonquians called this animating spirit ‘Kitchie Manitou’ or the ‘Great Spirit’.
Algonquin (Anicinâbemowin) Algonquin is an Algonquian language spoken in Quebec and Ontario in Canada by 1,800 people, according to the 2011 census. Algonquin is closely related to Ojibwe and is considered a divergent Ojibwe dialect by many people. It also closely related to Odawa, Oji-Cree and Abenaki.
The Algonquins were hunting people. They hunted for deer, moose, and small game, and went fishing in the rivers and lakes. Some Algonquin communities grew corn and squash in small gardens, but most Algonquins only got foods like those in trade with neighboring tribes.
At present there are ten recognized Algonquin First Nations with a total population of around eleven thousand. Nine of these communities are in Quebec: Kitigan Zibi, Barriere Lake, Kitcisakik, Lac Simon, Abitibiwinni, Long Point, Timiskaming, Kebaowek, and Wolf Lake. Pikwakanagan is in Ontario.
Today, the Shakopee Mdewakanton are believed to be the richest tribe in American history as measured by individual personal wealth: Each adult, according to court records and confirmed by one tribal member, receives a monthly payment of around $84,000, or $1.08 million a year.
As with many American tribes, the Mohicans ‘ traditional ways of life were disrupted by European settlers, and the tribe was forced to move from its homeland, assigned to a distant reservation. Today, there are about 1,500 Mohicans, with roughly half of them living on a reservation in northeastern Wisconsin.
Today, there are about 30,000 Mohawk in the United States and Canada.
Algonquin, North American Indian tribe of closely related Algonquian -speaking bands originally living in the dense forest regions of the valley of the Ottawa River and its tributaries in present-day Quebec and Ontario, Canada.
Woodland Indian tribes extended from New England and Maryland to the Great Lakes Area. Woodland Indian consisted of two main tribes, Iroquois and Algonquin. They lived in forests near lakes or streams, this is why they were called Eastern Woodland Indians.
The Algonquin Indians lived in Quebec and Ontario in Canada. The leader of the Algonquin tribe is called a chief or ogima. The chief was a man who was picked by the tribe’s leaders.
|Location||southern Canada, northern United States|
|Famous leaders||Gino Odjick (hockey star)|