from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of Algonquin.
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- proper n. Alternative form of Algonquin.
- n. Alternative form of Algonquin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
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- n. a member of a North American Indian people in the Ottawa river valley of Ontario and Quebec
- n. the Algonquian language spoken by the Algonkian
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[27-1] The term Algonkin may be a corruption of _agomeegwin_, people of the other shore.
(Algoumekins to the French; Algonkin to English; they call themselves Anishinabe, the humans) (DC)
Algonquin, or Algonkin, denotes some of the nations who spoke Algonquian languages.
One of the Algonkin tribes told how the queen of heaven, Atahensic, had a grievous quarrel with her lord, Atahocan.
When Algonkin legends are recalled, however, I think we are bound to accept the missionary's account as substantially accurate.
Central America "[and in fact America as a whole]" and the Old World, "makes the following statement (in the course of a discussion of the myths relating to horned snakes in California):" a similar monster, possessing antlers, and sometimes wings, is also very common in Algonkin and Iroquois legends, although rare in art.
Here, within the same geographical limits of the north temperate zone, and with the far simpler scheme of surface relief which characterizes the New World, we have civilizations as different as those of the Eskimo, the Algonkin peoples of the coniferous forests, the Huron and Iroquois of the deciduous hardwoods, horticultural Muscogeans in the south-east, buffalo-hunting Sioux on the prairie, predatory Apaches and
The Aztecs painted her as a woman with countless breasts; the Peruvians called her '_Mama_ Allpa,' _mother_ Earth; in the Algonkin tongue, the words for earth, mother, father, are from the same root.
In remote Algonkin tribes, even at that early day, there were Christians who knelt, crossed their hands, turned their eyes heavenward, and prayed to God morning and evening, and before and after their meals; and the best mark of their faith was that they were no longer wicked nor dishonest as they were before.
Algonkin nations scattered over the whole northern part of the continent.