Imagine having the freedom to go traveling from Turtle (Clan) Town to Turtle (Clan) Town along all those old trade routes, seeing all those Algonquin Speaking relatives, ocean to ocean...
"The distribution of Algonquian languages in North America indicates the place of origin, based on the diversity of Algonquian dialects, between Long Island Sound and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. One might argue this place of origin extended from the Albemarle Sound in North Carolina to Cape Cod, but European encroachment in those areas render available data less reliable.
Also, the relative distributions of Algonquian languages reveal a pattern consistent with the gradual occupation of unoccupied lands vacated by the receding glaciers.v Thus, the distribution of the Algonquian languages, as well as the mt hap X2 coalescence times, establish the "arrival" of these Indians in North America to be about the time of the last glacial maximum." http://nrgiseternal.com/index.php?topic=23.0
In the same area, Yurok and Wiyot (the latter now extinct) belong to the Algic family that encompasses the Algonquian languages, such as Cree and Ojibwe, and which extends from the Rocky Mountains to Atlantic Canada:
Read more: http://www.languagesoftheworld.info/geolinguistics/geographical-complexity-linguistic-peculiarities-indigenous-languages-northern-california.html#ixzz5DEHXlRyz
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