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An Algonkin village

An Algonkin village, late 18th century. The Algonkin peoples were found throughout New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces and often traded with early American colonists.

"A View of Point Levy," by Thomas Davies, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

An Algonkin village

Images of the Era: 1789-1815

During its first quarter century, the new United States government had to find its way in the world while attending to the nation’s business. Leaders met with Indian nations and faced often-hostile relations with European powers while coping with conflicts between emerging political parties and working out relationships among the three new branches of government.