Clothes decorated with beads
Clothes decorated with beads
 
 
Algonquin wigwam made from a birch tree
Algonquin wigwam made from a birch tree
 
 
A look inside a wigwam
A look inside a wigwam
 
 
An Algonquin spearfishing
An Algonquin spearfishing
 
 
Snowshoe used for hunting in snow
Snowshoe used for hunting in snow
 
 
Drawing of an Algonquin deer hunt
Drawing of an Algonquin deer hunt
 
Algonquin Tribe
Topic(s):   Native Americans
Quick Facts
Location southern Canada, northern United States
Types of home wigwam
Famous leaders Gino Odjick (hockey star)

The Algonquin Indians lived in Quebec and Ontario in Canada. The leader of the Algonquin tribe is called a chief or ogima. The chief was a man who was picked by the tribe’s leaders. Today the chief or ogima can be a man or a woman.

The Algonquin people hunted for all their food. They did not have gardens. The people moved from place to place. The Algonquin villages were filled with wigwams. Wigwams could be moved. Only one family lived in each wigwam.

The Algonquin traveled by canoes made of wood and bark. In the winter, they would also use snowshoes. The Algonquins ate fish and hunted many animals.

The Algonquin men used bow and arrows, spears, and knives to hunt the animals. To catch fish, the men used spears that were long sticks with a knife at the end of it.

The Algonquin women hunted for seeds, berries, and wild plants. They did all the cooking. They took care of the children.

The Algonquins are known for their work with beads. Many of their clothes are decorated with colorful beads. They also made baskets. They were very famous for the stories they told.

The woman wore long dresses and moccasin shoes. The men also wore moccasins and shirts with beads on them. The chiefs wore special hats with feathers on them.

Resource information

Algonquin (Algonkin) Tribe. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.kidport.com/reflib/usahistory/NativeAmericans/Algonquin.htm

Algonquin Indians. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.kateritekakwitha.org/ancestry/algonquin/algonquin.htm

Algonquin | people | Britannica.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/topic/Algonquin

The Algonquians. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h560.html

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