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n. pl. Potawatomi or Pot·a·wat·o·mis
1. A member of a Native American people variously located in Michigan, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northern Indiana in the 1600s to the 1800s, with present-day populations in Oklahoma, Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario.
2. The Algonquian language of the Potawatomi.


(ˌpɒt əˈwɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mis, (esp. collectively) -mi.
1. a member of an American Indian people residing in SW Michigan and E Wisconsin in the 17th century: later widely dispersed, and now living mainly in Kansas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
2. the Algonquian language of the Potawatomi.
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Noun1.Potawatomi - a member of the Algonquian people originally of Michigan and WisconsinPotawatomi - a member of the Algonquian people originally of Michigan and Wisconsin
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
2.Potawatomi - the Algonquian language spoken by the Potawatomi
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
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The Pottawatomi pattern, originally conceived of as large permanent horticultural peoples who practiced some logistical mobility through hunting (Fitting and Cleland 1969) has been found difficult to support based on recent work at the Late Prehistoric Moccasin Bluff Site in southwest Michigan (O'Gorman 2003, 2007; O'Gorman and Lovis 2006).
Economists working for the opponents of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Tribe (the Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians) used a "sophisticated" computer model to conclude that while a proposed Gun Lake casino would bring growth to the surrounding Allegan County and southwest Michigan, the rest of Michigan--all of it--would experience recessionary GDP shrinkage in excess of the gains made in the southwest (Anderson, 2003).
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