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Algonquian and Iroquoian peoples, and Inuit, also helped the early Europeans survive.
From creators of the middle ground, from people who strove to maintain the necessary understanding of a common world, the Algonquians had become objects of study in a world of white learning.
Historical Blackfoot territory falls at the western edge of the distribution of the Algonquian language family, which has led Algonquian speaking scholars to speculate that the Blackfoot were the original Algonquians.
The English acquired wampum from Algonquians, who manufactured the beads in specialized manufacturing centers or "mints," located in coastal areas.
1987 Conservation and resource depletion: The case of the boreal forest Algonquians.
It is an understatement to say that when she and other Virginia Algonquians were in London in 1616-17, they made a far different impression on the English than did Cory.
Brightman, Conservation and Resource Depletion: The Case of the Boreal Forest Algonquians, in The Question of the Common, supra note 15, at 121, 129 (finding that technology "significantly lowered costs of pursuit and capture and increased rates of capture" of game in one Native American tribe).
Brighthman, Conservation and Resource Depletion: The Case of the Boreal Forest Algonquians, in McCay & Acheson supra note 15, at 121, 137 (suggesting that animal spirits control the hunt).
Many were Virginia Algonquians, Mohawks, Cherokees, and Creeks, whose trips were sponsored by colonial corporations or governments.
Where the Algonquians of White's tale dealt with imperial power on the basis of trade, the Six Nations faced a burgeoning American population and an army Of speculators committed to taking their land.
Yet a more thorough study of early modern religious discourse--consultation of Jean Delumeau's La peur et le peche, or Denis Crouzet's Guerriers de Dieu for example--suggests that the pastorale de la peur was hardly a program of colonization designed for Algonquians or Iroquoians alone, but rather was the experience of a wide swath of European and non-European peoples.