We found out that Attean and his grandfather were probably from the Algonquin tribe, so we decided to find more information on the Algonquin Indians. Here is what we found out.
The Algonquin Indians greased their hair and often painted their bodies for war and celebrations. The paint came from berries, root juice, charcoal, and soot (dirt or ashes). The men tattooed their bodies with all sorts of figures and designs.
Where the Algonquin Lived
The Algonquin lived in parts of Michigan and New York and along the Ottawa River in Canada.
The Algonquin used the rivers, forests, and lakes.
Most of the Algonquin men in the tribe hunted, fished, and protected the tribe as warriors.
The Algonquin Indians wore animal skins, such as deer hides, because of the skin's flexibility. Their robes were made of different animal furs such as beaver, minx, martin, and bear.
The warriors wore breech clothes, leggings, hunting shirts with sleeves, and soft soled moccasins. In cold winters they wore their robes. When they met English traders, they started to wear blankets.
The Algonquin Indians lived in wigwams made of branches and bark off of trees, or they lived in branch huts.
The Algonquin ate crops like corn, potatoes, peppers, squash, and beans. They also ate wild plants, berries, roots, wild rice, seeds, and nuts. Meat was very plentiful. Dear was the most common source, but they also hunted black bear and moose. They also ate fish.
Algonquin Indians played games like hunt the button, shinny, ball games, walk on stilts, cats cradle, and web weaving.