Algonquian is not a tribe, nor a language, but a language family with at least 29 dialects. The following is a list of words used by the Croatoan compiled by Scott Dawson.
The First Description of an Iroquoian People: Spaniards Among the Tuscaroras before 1522
by Dr. Blair A. Rudes. ABSTRACT: It is widely accepted that the first documented encounter between Europeans and the Iroquois occurred in 1534 when the French explorer Jacques Cartier encountered the Laurentians. The Iroqouis, however, say that they had met Spaniards before the French arrived. A re-examination of a document pertaining to early Spanish explorations […]
Giving Voice to Powhatan – Dr. Blair Rudes
This paper was shared with us by Dr. Rudes in 2006 as part of an ongoing dialogue we had with him about his work with the Algonquian language on the film The New World. In the paper, he explains the process he underwent to reconstruct the language of the Powhatan’s people (which is also virtually […]
Chief Elton Greene’s Tuscarora Dictionary
Although not produced by Dr. Rudes, this word list was the first publicly available Tuscarora language dictionary available until Dr. Rudes completed his thorough and accurate Tuscarora-English/English-Tuscarora dictionary. This particular dictionary was published by the late F. Roy Johnson. The Tuscarora translations of English words are not exactly correct in their phonetic pronunciations, but considering […]
Tuscarora Place Name Etymologies
by Dr. Blair A. Rudes – Translations of several Tuscarora place names.