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Where did the Algonquins live?

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The Algonquins!
The Algonquins are original natives of southern Quebec and eastern Ontario, in Canada. Today they live in nine communities in Quebec and one in Ontario. Here is a map showing the location of the Algonquin and their relatives.

Where did the Algonquins live?
As for the Algonquins vegetation wasn't much important to them because they were excellent hunters, but they did grow some plants such as Corn and squash in small gardens. Other than meat and fish the Algonquins did gather some berries and wild plants They also made maple syrup from tree sap.
Vegetation!
Some Algonquins didn't hunt some did. If they did it would be: moose , caribou , seal, fish (salmon), from the rivers and lakes wolf and small mammals such as rabbits. The Algonquins took advantage of their animals in every way they used dogs as pack animals and horses when they arrived of course for canoes, jackets etc.
What animals did the Algonquin hunt, eat?
Climate

The small Algonquin tribe live and still live in many separate bands along the Ottawa river valley and along the Gatineau River in Quebec, Canada. This area is generally dry and humid with around 200 frost-free days per year. Winter temperatures can reach an extreme minimum of -36 degrees, with maximum summer temperatures of about 35 degrees, but usually these are from -15 to 26 degrees. On average there are 105 days of rain and 45 days of snow giving around 187 cms of snow and 80 cms of rain. Prevailing winds are from the west.

Other First Nations Friend or foe
The Algonquins where known as a very good tribe to some people of course they were known for their excellent hunting and or or planting skills. They had many friends and enemies for many different reasons they where some what related and very close to the Ojibway , Ottawa tribes and the Honors and they didn't seem to get along with the Iroquois and the Anishab for reasons like belifs, property ect
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Tody we will be telling you more about the Algonquins Land as well as their lifestyle:)
Landforms!
The Algonquins as you know live in southern Quebec and eastern Canada and lived by many clean lakes, rivers and waterfalls.
Waterways
As the Algonquin lived by pure lakes their where of course many waterways like the St.Louis river and the great lakes.
Use of enviorment in daily life
The Algonquins life would be extreamly diffrent if they where living somwhere else they had used their tiny gardens to crow crops such as corn and sqwash they used all of the natural resources around them like birch to make canoes and hunting resources.
Food!
The Algonquins where hunting people they hunted for deer,moose, small game and went fishing in the rivers and lakes. Some Algonquin communities grew corn and squash in small gardens but most Algonquins only got foods like those in trade with neighboring tribes. Besides fish and meat, the Algonquins gathered berries and wild plants to eat. They also made maple syrup from tree sap.
Clothing!
Algonquin women wore Algonquin women wore long dresses with removable sleeves and the men wore breechcloths and leggings. Both genders wore moccasins on their feet and cloaks in bad weather. Later, the Algonquins adapted European costume such as cloth blouses and jackets, decorating them with fancy beadwork. Some Algonquin warriors shaved their heads in the Mohawk style, using grease to stiffen their hair so that it spiked up. Otherwise, Algonquin men and women both wore their hair in long braids. Some men wore a porcupine roach with a feather in it. (These roaches are made of porcupine hair, not the sharp quills!) In the 1800's, some Algonquin chiefs began wearing a feathered headdress like their neighbors the Sioux. The Algonquins painted their faces and arms with bright colors. They used different patterns for war paint and festive decoration. Some Algonquin men also wore elaborate tribal tattoos.

Today, some Algonquin people still wear moccasins or a beaded shirt, but they wear modern clothes like jeans instead of breechcloths... and they only wear feathers in their hair on special occasions like a dance.

Climate!
The Algonquins didnt live in teepes. For most of the year they lived in settled villages of birchbark houses, called waginogans or wigwams. Algonquin wigwams were usually dome-shaped and not very large-- only a single family unit lived in each one. In some Algonquin communities, multiple families from the same clan would live together in a much larger birchbark longhouse, like their Iroquois neighbors. During the winter, the village split up to go to hunting camps, and each Algonquin family would build a cone-shaped shelter like this for their camp. These shelters were temporary and were discarded whenever the family needed to move. At the end of winter, they would move back to their permanent lodges in their village.
Transportation

Yes- Yes--the Algonquin Indian tribe was famous for their birchbark canoes. Canoeing is still popular in the Algonquin nation today. Over land, the Algonquins used dogs as pack animals. (There were no horses in North America until colonists brought them over from Europe.) The Algonquins used sleds and snowshoes tohelp them travel in the winter.

Today, of course, Algonquin people alsouse cars... and non-native people also use canoes.
Belifs!
They Algonquins belived that the spirits of the dead could also come back to haunt them. They believe that before the earth was created there was nothing but water; that upon this vast extent of water floated a great wooden raft, upon which were all the animals of various kinds, which exist on earth; and the chief of these, they say was the Great Hare. Last they belived that nature was inhabited by spirits that intermixed with the physical world
Intresting facts!
* Many Agonquins liked to play sports like hockey one of the most famous players would probably be Hockey star Gino Odjick

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Vegitation!
Shelter!
Positive and negitive realationships with the Algonquins and other first nations group
The first
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