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Pecans are the only tree nut truly native to the United States. “Pecan” comes from an Algonquian word meaning “a nut too hard to crack by hand.” U.S. farmers produce more than 300 million pounds of pecans a year — primarily in 15 states with Georgia leading the way followed by New Mexico and Texas.

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The "Sap" Moon is how the Shawnee people referred to a full moon around the month of March, because this time of year is associated with the flow of the syrupy liquid from maple trees. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, many full moon nicknames come from terms used by Algonquian-speaking ...
These included the Algonquian speaking “Nentego” (Nanticokes), the largest tribe on the Eastern Shore, who were part of a matrilineal culture. They lived off the land, using wood, stone, bone and clay products as the basic raw materials in their lives. This region is noted for ample rainfall, numerous ponds, ...
Native American tribes that lived here, such as the Tuscarora, Algonquian and Catawba, credited women as an indispensable part of creation, culture and the earth and its processes, according to the North Carolina Museum of History. In the ensuing centuries and decades, that's still the case. Too often ...

When English settlers arrived in 1607, the Powhatan Confederacy — Algonquian-speaking tribes including the Pamunkey — numbered between 14,000 and 21,000. The Pamunkey resided primarily in the Tidewater region of Virginia on the north side of the James River. By Drew Hansen – Digital Editor ...
In April, Shepard-Kegl and Conor McDonough Quinn, another USM linguistics professor, will travel to an international conference in Budapest, Hungary, to present their comparative analysis of American Sign Language and Algonquian languages native to the northeastern United States and Canada.
While the jury's still out on Graveline's identification of it as a Native American birthing stone that became a grave offering for the burial of some royal Algonquian man or woman whose birth was aided by it, many twists and turns have transported me up the Merrimack Valley and back down to Harvard ...
She proposed striking the term “Indian Head” from the street names and inserting “Algonquian” in its place. Thousands in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut identify as descendants of the Algonquian people. Framingham has no roads that bear the word Algonquian — or Algonquin, another ...
Regardless of the exact meaning, though, if Milwaukee is Algonquian – the subfamily of Native American languages spoken by the Menominee, Fox, Mascouten, Sauk, Potawatomi and Ojibwe tribes that first inhabited this area and definitively did not travel to North Carolina, Pennsylvania or Oregon – then it ...
Thousands in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut identify as descendants of the Algonquian people, Gelfand said, and yet Framingham has no roads that bear the word Algonquian — or Algonquin, another common spelling — in their names. “If the rest of the country now realizes the pain Native ...
Iryelis Lopez '17, Tiana Quinones '17, Abigail Cunniff '17 and Yael Horowitz '17 partnered with the Middlesex County Historical Society and spent their semester examining 17th- and 18th-century Middletown records that focused on the Algonquian peoples of the lower Connecticut River known as ...
4. They are also nicknamed "woodchuck." Groundhogs have many nicknames such as land beavers, whistle pigs and woodchucks. The origin of the name woodchuck is thought to be derived from the Algonquian name for the animals: Wuchak. Watch the video above to learn more interesting facts about ...
The most interesting part of the mugwump saga though belongs to the Puritan missionary John Eliot who used it in his translation of the Bible into Algonquian, a Native American language, in 1661 to convey the English words for “duke” and “centurion.” Charles Dana, a 19th century journalist with the New York Sun, seems ...
Homeported in Key West, Florida, the cutter Mohawk is a 270-foot famous class cutter named after the Algonquian tribe of Iroquois Native Americans who lived in the Mohawk valley of New York. The Mohawk tribe was known for camaraderie, determination in battle, and ingenuity for overcoming obstacles, ...
During early exploration and map-making it was common to see the “l” and “n” transposed because so many eastern Algonquian nations use the “l” where western nations use the “n.” But this doesn't quite close the book on the meaning of Milwaukee. Noodin does not dismiss the possibility of other or even ...

Indigenous history also stands out on the 2018 $100 14-KT Gold Coin whose Bonnie Ross design pays tribute to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Tecumseh, while the 2018 $200 Pure Gold Coin – Early Canadian History: First Nations honors the Algonquian people with the elaborate artwork of artist ...
The program will include first-hand storytelling by refugees living on Cape Ann and a presentation by historian Mary Ellen Lepionka about the fate of the Algonquian natives living in the 1600s in what is now Gloucester. Also, historian Lise Breen, whose research has uncovered the role Gloucester mariners ...
Moose fell into the latter category; its origins can be traced back to both the Eastern Algonquian and Narragansett languages, which used neither mutations nor the standard modern pluralizations. Now that you know the origin of the word moose, learn which words and phrases you've been saying wrong this whole time.
There's the Norridgewock bean, the Algonquian pumpkin and flint corn, which have been grown here for a long, long time, and there are the other vegetables they grow in the garden. The diet has been great for his health, and recently Barry Dana ran the 100-Mile Wilderness along the Appalachian Trail in ...
The name “pecan” is derived from the Algonquian word referring to pecans, hickory nuts, or walnuts or to any nut requiring a “stone” to crack. This species is a member of the Juglandaceae family. Fossil examples of pecans date back around 64 million years ago. Wild pecans were important to Native ...
Linguistic anthropologists have declared dead or dying most of the eastern Algonquian languages that I analyze in my book. Languages such as Massachusett, Narragansett, Unquachog and Mahican are believed to have disappeared sometime over the 19th century. Other languages such as Mi'kmaq ...
She was born about 1594 and was one of several children who lived near their father, Powhattan, the chief of the Tsenacommacah, an alliance of Algonquian-speaking Virginia Indians in the Tidewater region of Virginia at the time English settlers landed at Jamestown. She was said to be a cute little girl ...
The Pokanoket speak an Eastern Algonquian language and the best evidence from ethnology, archaeology, and comparative~historical linguistics is that the original home area of the Algonquian and Algic languages was well to the West of New England -- either in the Georgian Bay - Lake Ontario region ...
He is deeply conscious of the power of the latter, as there are less than 100 speakers of Wolostoqey, an Algonquian First Nation language, today. “When my mom started in the day schools, Wolostoqey was the only language that she knew,” says Dutcher. After going through the school system, she became ...
The word opossum comes from the Algonquian Indian name Wapathemwa meaning “white animal.” The opossum is found throughout the eastern half of the country and down into Mexico and Central America. In recent decades, the opossum has been expanding its range northward into the Great Plains ...
A house built in the 1700s called Buckskin Farm sits along N.C. 168 in Currituck, N.C. Owners Sandra and Robert Justiss Jr. have labored for 10 years to restore and maintain this historic home and are still learning about its story. It is one of about 200 homes described in a new book about the county's ...
Warren has said that her ancestors were from the Cherokee and Delaware nations, and Pocahontas (whose real name was Matoaka and who, contrary to popular mythology, was actually kidnapped by English settlers and forced into marriage with one of them as a condition of her release) was Algonquian.
Pocahontas was the daughter of Wahunsenaca, paramount chief of more than 30 Algonquian-speaking tribes in the area settlers later claimed as Jamestown, Virginia. Wahunsenaca was known in English as Powhatan. Pocahontas was born in about 1596, with the given name Amonute and the more ...
Welburn focused on the histories of Southeastern Native American nations of the Chesapeake Basin, most of which are Algonquian, but some of which are Iroquoian. Other national histories discussed included the Accomacs, Accohannocks, Wicomico, Choptanks, Assateagues, Piscataway, Nanticoke and ...
Editor's note: November is Native American Heritage Month. First proclaimed by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, it is an opportunity to acknowledge the histories and cultures of Native people across the U.S., highlighting the challenges they have faced, their sacrifices and their contributions. “Native ...
“I speak my culture, which is Algonquian, even though I'm Pennacook, the Algonquian language is like a universal language that every tribe should know.” Second-graders sitting in a semi-circle kept their eyes fixed on the teller of stories as he held up one of the many flutes he makes by hand out of white ...
Larch, known poetically by Algonquian “tamarack” and scientifically by Latin “larix,” is a tree praised by both poets and foresters in much of the ...
Pocahontas was the daughter of Pamunkey Chief Wahunsenaca. He was leader of an alliance of about thirty Algonquian tribes and bands in ...
This tribe were Algonquian speaking and were semi-migratory in Colonial times. They were most noticeable in the Ohio Valley area, extending ...
Other native languages in use during the 17th century when natives first made contact with Europeans were Siouan and Algonquian.
Born Amonute, she was the daughter of Pamunkey Chief Wahunsenaca, who led an alliance of about thirty Algonquian-speaking tribes and ...
The “Abenaki” and “Wabanaki” have the same Algonquian root, meaning “people from the east.” There are about 3,000 Penobscot Indians now ...
Aboriginal languages in Canada are divided into 12 language families: Algonquian languages, Inuit languages, Athabaskan languages, ...
The presentation will offer a new perspective on Chesapeake history by tracing the Native past from the arrival of Algonquian forager-fishers to the rise of the ...
At various times over the last three decades that I've lived and worked on Long Island, natural resource managers, wildlife biologists and ...
Her work focuses on the finest Northeastern Woodlands Algonquian material culture including wampum shell adornment and diplomacy, and ...
To uncover the story of NAS Patuxent River's six freshwater ponds is to shake hands with the Algonquian people of long ago, from whom ...
... throughout the Frontenac Arch, or the region encompassing the Adirondacks, Algonquian Park and the Canadian Shield, and back roads that ...
Skye Wiegman, an academic consultant for SU's Native Student Program, said she is trying to learn the Eastern Algonquian language.
It comes from the Fox dialect, also sometimes referred to as the Sac and Fox dialect or the Mesquakie-Sauk dialect, a native Algonquian ...
The term Indian Summer likely came about from a warm wind that the Algonquian Native Americans believed was sent from Cautauntowwit, ...
It was the language of New York, centuries before there was a New York, and Long Island, when no one but the Algonquian Indians knew it was an island. Munsee Delaware was the language that explorer Henry Hudson heard in 1607 as he sailed up the river that now bears his name; the language heard ...
In his book, Turtles of the United States and Canada, Jeffrey Lovich, an ecologist at the United States Geological Survey, describes terrapins as “more or less aquatic hard-shelled turtles,” and says the word terrapin “is itself an Algonquian word for turtle.” Terrapins, like the diamondback terrapin, which ...


 

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