The Mohawk Tribe was given the name “Keeper of the Eastern Door” in the Iroquois Confederation since they were the easternmost tribe. The Mohawk lived in what would become New York colony. They were the most powerful tribe in the confederacy and played important roles during the French and Indian War, American Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. [Read more…]
The Algonquin tribe is often confused with the Algonquian peoples. The Algonquin tribe was a small tribe in northern Michigan and Canada that was forced further north after the formation of the Iroquois League.
The confusion between the Algonquin tribe and the Algonquian peoples is that the Algonquian peoples refer to all the Algonquian speaking natives in North America. This language included a large amount of tribes including the Algonquin, Wampanoag, Abenaki, Mohegan, Shawnee, and many other tribes. The tribes that used this language primarily lived in the New England Colonies, Canada, and some of the Northwest Territory. [Read more…]
The Abenaki tribe are a Native American tribe and one of the Algonquian speaking peoples. They Lived in parts of Canada and the Northeast United States until being pushed west during American expansion. Unlike some of the more powerful Indian tribes the Abenaki were fragmented into different subsets. They were spread throughout the Northeast without any central leadership. After the first contact with the Europeans they eventually began to merge due to necessity. Their population was decimated by European disease and war. [Read more…]