noun, plural Al·gon·ki·ans, (especially collectively) Al·gon·ki·an.
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In this Algonkian, Iroquoian and Siouan tribes have participated.
They never became fur trappers in the same complete way as did the northern Algonkian and Athapaskan peoples.Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society
Robert F. Murphy
Geologists speak of these splashes of Algonkian rocks as the Unkar group, another local Indian designation.The Book of the National Parks
Robert Sterling Yard
So the birds that spend their winters north are called by the Algonkian philosophers “the friends of Shiñgapis.”Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians
John Wesley Powell
The Algonkian rocks of the Grand Canyon region were bent and broken into mountains at an early date.Ancient Landscapes of the Grand Canyon Region
Edwin Dinwiddie McKee