The three linguistic families to be considered are the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan.
Manito is the Algonquian name for "the mysterious and unknown potencies and powers of life and of the universe."
In 1643 came to Canada and spent a year in study of Algonquian language.
This is incorrect, the Shoshonean differing widely from the Algonquian language stock.
They were organised in many exogamous clans; descent was patrilineal although it was matrilineal in most Algonquian tribes.
Its derivation has been attributed to an Algonquian term signifying "swamp" or "open marshy land."
The hostility of the Algonquian tribes seems to have been the cause of the southward migration of the Iroquoian peoples.
This is illustrated further by the Musquakies, also belonging to the Algonquian stock.
The Algonquian believed in a great serpent in the Great Lakes which raised storms, and destroyed canoes.
It was bounded on the northwest, north, northeast, and for some distance on the east by Algonquian territory.