Information on the traditions and culture of the Iroquois,
Algonquian/Algonquin and other tribes native to New York and the
surrounding region is listed below. Don’t forget to visit us in
person at the Library to find books and other materials to help
you explore Native American life and culture in the Northeast.
IROQUOIS NATIONThe Haudenosaunee (ho-dee-no-SHOW-nee)
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The terms Algonquin and Algonquian have two very different meanings.
The Algonquin are a Native American tribe who live in Canada, while Algonquian is a term used to describe
various tribes who all spoke a similar language.
There are many Algonquian tribes. Some tribes that were native to the New York, New England and surrounding regions include the Mahican, Montauk, Shinnecock,
Pequot, Lenape, Mohegan and Ojibwa (Chippewa) tribes [c1]
Facts for Kids: Algonquian Indian Tribes
provides a more detailed explanation
of the differences between the terms Algonquin and Algonquian.
Explore the websites below to learn more about Algonquin/Algonquian Native Americans.
NATIVE AMERICAN SHELTERS
The Library also has books on Native American artwork, crafts
Still can’t find what you need? Try one of these lists of Native American websites:
Still can’t find what you need?
You can visit us in person or call us at (631) 399-1511 ext. 260 to speak with a Children’s and Parents’ Services Librarian.
Sources: An Algonquian Year: The Year According to the Full Moon
by Michael McCurdy c2000; The Algonquian
by Rita and Mary D’Apice; internet sources as seen in this document.