1. the Algonquian language spoken by the Algonkian
  2. a member of a North American Indian people in the Ottawa river valley of Ontario and Quebec
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  • 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. The Evolution of the Dragon
  • The English word _cantico_ in the phrase, for instance, "to cut a cantico," though an Indian word, is not from this, but from the Algonkin Delaware _gentkehn_, to dance a sacred dance. The Myths of the New World A Treatise on the Symbolism and Mythology of the Red Race of America
  • 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 Unity of Civilization
  • Algonquin, or Algonkin, denotes some of the nations who spoke Algonquian languages. Champlain's Dream
  • One of the Algonkin tribes told how the queen of heaven, Atahensic, had a grievous quarrel with her lord, Atahocan. Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4
  • [27-1] The term Algonkin may be a corruption of _agomeegwin_, people of the other shore. The Myths of the New World A Treatise on the Symbolism and Mythology of the Red Race of America
  • (Algoumekins to the French; Algonkin to English; they call themselves Anishinabe, the humans) (DC) Champlain's Dream
  • 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. The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought Studies of the Activities and Influences of the Child Among Primitive Peoples, Their Analogues and Survivals in the Civilization of To-Day
  • 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
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