Algonquian


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The term has cognates in other Algonquian languages: 'zhaaganaash' in Ojibwe, and 'aklasiyew' in Mi'kmaq (Pentland, e-mail, 24 March 2006).
In the early encounters between Algonquian Indians and the English in North America, food was also symbolic of power.
For discussions of the significance of wampum among Algonquians and in New England more generally, see Lisa Brooks, The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008); Matt Cohen, The Networked Wilderness: Communicating in Early New England (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010); and Germaine Warkentin, "In Search of 'The Word of the Other': Aboriginal Sign Systems and the History of the Book in Canada.
The term index means 'bound/dependent person marker'; Algonquian indexes in general, and Blackfoot indexes in particular, do not require the presence of an overt controller in the same construction and will be said to index or cross-reference their arguments.
Choreographers and martial arts experts teach actors the fundamentals of seventeenth-century body language and dialect trainers help Q'orianka Kilcher, the actress portraying Pocahontas, pronounce both Algonquian language and Algonquian-accented seventeenth-century English.
amp;nbsp; Long an important transportation artery of North America, Mississippi literally translates to "father of waters" in the native Algonquian language.
But their languages belong to a family of eastern Algonquian languages, some of which have both dictionaries and native speakers, which the team can mine for missing words and phrases, and for grammatical structure.
The word "MOOSE" comes from the native Algonquian word meaning "twig eater.
Fast-paced, requiring quick reflexes and skill at ball handling and passing, lacrosse likely originated in the 1300s or 1400s among the Huron, Algonquian, and Iroquois.
Among those who attended were Shuswap's renowned activist Arthur Manuel, Russell Diabo (a Mohawk from Kahnawake now working with the Barrier Lake Algonquian resistance), Sam McKay of Kitchenomaykoosib Ininuwug, Mireille Lapointe of Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, Terry Sappier of the Maliseet Nation resistance, elder Irene Billy of Secwenep opposition to Sun Peaks development, David Etchinelle of Shutagotine in Denendeh, Bertha Wilson of Tsaw-wassen First Nation, Delbert Guerin of Musqueam, "Eugenie Mercredi of Pimicikamak, Judy DaSilva of Asubpeeschoseewagong, and Mike Mercredi of Fort Chipweyan.
It is interesting to mention that Jannau, following great linguists Lord Monboddo, Herder, and Adelung, compares Livonian with the Basque, Zend (the language of Avesta), Huron, Algonquian, Caribbean, and Eskimo (1828 : 164-165).
In the east the Algonquian, Iroquoian, and Muskogee peoples existed as far back as 10,000 years.
Jamie Sutliff author of five novels and a short story collection has deeply researched Native American folklore and archaic Algonquian Iroquois and Mohawk languages making his descriptions of the Nen-Us-Yok and their ways rich and colorful.
Wonderley, the curator of the Oneida Community Mansion House, has collected oral narratives from Iroquois and Algonquian peoples in the early 20th century that connect folklore and myth to their worldviews and religious beliefs.
3 : a member of the group of people speaking Algonquian languages