Antigonquian Culture Essay

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I. The first known occupants of the Northeastern Region appeared approximately 10,000 years ago. People claim that they crossed the land bridge, which spanned from Russia to present day Alaska. As they settled, they formed groups called tribes. A tribe is a social division of a traditional society that consists of families linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties. Some of these tribes include the Huron, Menominee, Chippewa (Ojibwe), Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Miami, Noquet, Ottawa, and Fox. They were broken down even further into two main language groups, the Algonquian, and the Iroquois. Most tribes spoke the Algonquian language. The Huron tribe spoke the Iroquoian language, which was the only tribe in Michigan who did. Even though…show more content…
When the Europeans arrived in the northeast, some of them were Christian and Roman Catholic missionaries trying to establish new culture. 1. The Roman Catholics started to preach to the Iroquoian tribes of Lake Huron in 1625. 2. By 1665, the missionaries had settled at the Chequamegon Bay in Lake Superior. 3. They tired to convert lots of tribes to Christianity, but failed to do so. 4. They made progress, but was lost after 1728 because fo the Fox wars. VII. When the Europeans arrived in the Northeastern Woodlands, the Indians wee in constant contact with them. A. In the 1600’s, the northeastern Indians were very kind to the new coming people. 1. They helped them through the harsh winters and showed them the food that was available in the area. B. The Europeans in return were very cruel to the Northeast Indians. 1. Not long after the Europeans arrived, there were deadly outbreaks of diseases that were brought from Europe, which killed off thousands of natives. 2. The natives did not have immunities against the diseases such as influenza, small pox, mumps, measles and more. 3. Later, the natives found out that the Europeans wanted more land, which forced them to move farther inland. 4. In 1630, a group of English settlers that called themselves Puritans

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