Talk:Algonquian peoples

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Older comments[edit]

This article incorporates a whole slew of text originally at Algonquin. You can view the history there. My reasons for moving the text here was to make room for information on the Algonquins themselves, as the "Algonquin" article was about the Algonquian speaking peoples. This is sort of like an article about Belarus containing lots of general information on Slavic peoples, but nothing specifically about Belarus. QuartierLatin1968 23:17, 26 Oct 2004 (UTC)

This article needs serious expansion. At present it misses half the Algonquian peoples. I'll try to do it if I have time, but if somebody wants to start, dig in. Diderot 19:41, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I added a bunch more names (and location) in response to this point, but beware the Ethnologue! They're notorious for multiplying and splitting languages that would never be considered languages by the speakers themselves. An attitude all the more questionable thanks to the widespread sense of common kinship among Algonkian peoples (which has of course also been aided and abetted by pan-Indianism). QuartierLatin1968 08:44, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Have just added the remains of a paragraph from Algonkin. I wonder if we should think of coming up with a different name for the Algonkins – perhaps Anicinape or Algonkin (just one lonely tribe of ten reserves in central Canada, not the whole phylum HONESTLY).
Let the Algonquian Tribes speak for themselves! By looking at their self-designations, the grouping becomes relatively easy. For example, under "Anishinaabeg/Anihšināpek/Anicinapek/Neshnabék" group, we have the Ojibwe, Odaawaa, Potawatomi, as well as the Algonkin, Mississaugas and the Nipissing, and the Quinnipiac (as "Eansketambawg"). Similarly, the Delaware Tribes, much of the Atlantic Tribes and the Wabanaki Tribes can also be grouped together as "Lenapek/Renapek/Al'nambak" group, Cree group as "Inu/Iyu/Iru/Ithu" group, the Severn Ojibwe that is also known as Oji-Cree as "Anishinini," etc. CJLippert 15:10, 1 March 2006 (UTC) Slight modification by adding more details CJLippert 15:52, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

The text says: "At the time of the first European settlements in South America, Algonquian tribes occupied what is now New England, New Jersey, southeastern New York, New Brunswick, Kawaii"... and "Kawaii" links to the page on the Japanese concept of cuteness. Can someone knowledgeable figure out what this was supposed to mean in the article, and fix it? 71.236.160.3 (talk) 09:05, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

This is a very incomplete article considering the subject..the Alogonquians were one of the biggest language groups in America..this article needs to be expanded..also they were and are all over the south...not just concentrated in New England.Lonepilgrim007 (talk) 18:31, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Western areas[edit]

Algonquian people in the present states of Wyoming, Colorado, southwestern Nebraska and northwestern Kansas were ancestors to Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. Frink, Lisa. (2006) Gender and Hide Production. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press. p. 30. ISBN 0-7591-0850-1.

This cannot be right. The Cheyenne migrated into the area from the upper Missouri. Fred Bauder 16:16, 2 February 2012 (EST)