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…]