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Watch a member of the Anishinaabe people build and discuss birchbark canoes. The builder is not Algonquin, but he is a member of the same larger group of Anishinaabe.

The Algonquin people are a part of the Algonquian language-speaking family. Professionals who study American Indian groups call Algonquian a cultural-linguistic group. There are often many tribes in a linguistic group. People who speak Algonquian languages include the Algonquin, Cree, Ojibwe, and more. Most Algonquian-speaking tribes live in the eastern woodlands of Canada and the United States.

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Making Connections


Algonquin children learned about the teachings of the Seven Grandfathers. Which teaching would you want to learn about? Please explain your answer.


Have you read about another American Indian nation? How is their culture similar to or different from the Algonquin people?


The Algonquin people celebrate and share their culture and history during powwows. What are other ways to celebrate culture?

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