Algonquians of the East Coast
- not claim their land and government rights as they merged with other Native Americans to include the Cherokee Indians
- be a part of the Ohio Militia or Iowa Militia, as these groups were formed to fight the American Indians
- be enumerated as white citizens in the census prior to 1880. According to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website “few American Indians were included in the Federal census.” This resulted in them not being identified or enumerated between 1790 and 1840.