Algonkin


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Al·gon·quin

 (ăl-gŏng′kwĭn, -kĭn) also Al·gon·kin (-kĭn)
n. pl. Algonquin or Algon·quins also Algonkin or Al·gon·kins
1.
a. A member of any of various Native American peoples inhabiting the Ottawa River valley of Quebec and Ontario.
b. Any of the varieties of Ojibwa spoken by the Algonquin.
2.
a. A member of an Algonquian people.
b. An Algonquian language.

[Canadian French, from Maliseet elakómkwik, they are our relatives.]

Al·gon′quin adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Algonkin - a member of a North American Indian people in the Ottawa river valley of Ontario and Quebec
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
2.Algonkin - the Algonquian language spoken by the Algonkian
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
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However, Croghan was paramount to Johnson, the Six Nations and British interests because he was fluent in Algonkin; that was a necessity while dealing with Shawnees, Delawares and Miamis on the western margin of the Six Nations territories and influences.
She suggests that a depiction of two couples, one Algonkin, the other Abenaki, in an inset panel of the map demonstrates the European attitude that "Native people could be 'boxed in.'" This type of syllogistic use of language to interpret an image recurs repeatedly in the text and thus detracts from the overall ambition of her project.
An early, noteworthy effort of hemispheric scholarship is Gordon Brother-ston's Book of the Fourth World, in which Brotherston reads "the scrolls of the Algonkin, the knotted strings (quipus) of the Inca, Navajo dry paintings, and the encyclopedic pages of Mesoamerica's screenfold books" (4).