Algonquian East-West and Iroquois is a DNA project for original, first, indigenous people who inhabited eastern north America prior to European colonization. These original people include, First Nations, Native American, Aboriginals, Amerind, Amerindians, American Indians and Indians, U.S. and Canadian government recognized or not. The Algonquian East Project is a Family Tree DNA project to identify direct paternal lineal descendants (blood relatives in the direct line of descent), tribal community names, community locations, and current day surnames of Algonquian and Iroquois speaking communities previously located in Eastern North America; also known as the Dawn-land, Eastern Seaboard, tidewater region, Martime Provinces, and Atlantic Canada. The Algonquian communities were located in the current day areas of (Northeast culture map) northeastern South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Main, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Labrador, and the Gaspé or Gaspésie Peninsula. This project is administered by yDNA Q-M3 individuals who are direct lineal descendants of Algonquian speaking tribes, nations, and tribal elders throughout eastern north America.