The topography is very simple. There are lush green plants, long roaming rivers, flat lowlands and fertile soil. There are plenty of trees that cover all of the lowland.
The neighboring groups to the Algonquin were:
Abenaki, Anissinapek, Beothuk, Maliseet, Mi'kmaq, Odawa, Ojibwe
Divison of Labour
Males: hunting, protecting the group from enemies
Females: gathering berries and other foods, cooking, making clothes, caring for children
The Algonquin people followed a patrilocal system. When couples would get married they would go live with the males parents. They were a partriachal, which means the power was passed down the males side. These people were patnlineal. The hunting grounds would be passed from father to their sons. The role of the chief generally stayed within one family, passed from father to eldest son. The chief of the clan would be called the Ogima. But women and men would come together to make group decisions.