The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Canadian Indians

Edition of 1879. See also Naskapi on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

CANADIAN INDIANS. The term Canadaquois was applied by the earliest French writers to a tribe on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, below Quebec, and apparently the tribe now known as Nasquapees. When the country obtained the name of Canada the term was generalized, and Brebeuf's “Huron or Wyandot Catechism” (Rouen, 1630) is called Canadian.