Algonkin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Algonkin the Algonquian language spoken by the Algonkian
    • n Algonkin a member of a North American Indian people in the Ottawa river valley of Ontario and Quebec
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Algonkin One of a widely spread family of Indians, including many distinct tribes, which formerly occupied most of the northern and eastern part of North America. The name was originally applied to a group of Indian tribes north of the River St. Lawrence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Algonkin Belonging to an important and widely spread family of North American Indian tribes, formerly inhabiting the eastern coast from Labrador down through the Middle States, and extending westward across the Mississippi valley, and even into the Rocky mountains. Some of its principal divisions are the New England Indians, the Delawares, the Ojibwes or Chippewas, and the Blackfeet.
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Usage

In literature:

If we turn to the Algonkins, a stock of Red Indians, we come on a popular tradition which really does give pause to the mythologist.
"Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1" by Andrew Lang
THE HERO-GODS OF THE ALGONKINS AND IROQUOIS.
"American Hero-Myths" by Daniel G. Brinton
Single Algonkin words are like tiny imagist poems.
"Language" by Edward Sapir
But we have not the place to ourselves, like the tundra folk and the Algonkins.
"The Unity of Civilization" by Various
The Shawanoes belong to the Algonkin-Lenape family, and speak a dialect of that language.
"Life of Tecumseh, and of His Brother the Prophet" by Benjamin Drake
Algonkin (Algonquin), 45, 92, 161.
"The Number Concept" by Levi Leonard Conant
X Algonkin und Beothuk, Berghaus, Physik.
"Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico" by John Wesley Powell
It appears to have been less common in the Massachusetts than in most of the other Algonkin languages.
"The Composition of Indian Geographical Names" by J. Hammond Trumbull
Perhaps the word was introduced into Iroquois by the Hurons, neighbors and associates of the Algonkins.
"The Myths of the New World" by Daniel G. Brinton
When Algonkin legends are recalled, however, I think we are bound to accept the missionary's account as substantially accurate.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
In a large number of these villages the Algonkin language was spoken.
"The Country of the Neutrals" by James H. Coyne
An Algonkin legend relates that a hunter beheld a basket descend from heaven, containing twelve young maidens of ravishing beauty.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
The Dutch were scarcely ever at peace with the Algonkins.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
The Dak and Algonkin pronouns are amazingly dissimilar; the Dak and I E are remarkably alike.
"The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages" by Andrew Woods Williamson
Michabo, an Algonkin deity, 185.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Piskaret's Algonkins ran hard to head them off, and met the canoe again.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
All the Algonkin languages are not mutually intelligible.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
The Iroquois are in advance of the Algonkins; their creator-hero has no touch of the animal in him.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Similar disguises are adopted by the sorcerers among the Algonkins for similar purposes.
"Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Andrew Lang
Algonkin tribes, 16, 24.
"Stories of the Badger State" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
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In news:

Calling hours are 10 to 11 am Monday, Oct 8, at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St, Ticonderoga.
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