- from Eastern Woodland Indians
560L - 740L
Along the Atlantic coast, the ocean was full of fish and shellfish. Many nations that spoke similar languages lived in villages near each other.
Similar languages let people from different Algonquian nations talk together. Other Algonquian speakers lived inland. They ranged from the Ohio River valley as far as the western Great Lakes. The Algonquians shared many things. But they also had differences, because they lived in different kinds of places.