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 (hī′ə-wŏth′ə, -wô′thə, hē′ə-) fl. 1550.
Onondagan leader who, along with Deganawidah, is credited with the organization of the Iroquois confederacy. His name was given to the hero of Longfellow's poem The Song of Hiawatha (1855).
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(Biography) a 16th-century Onondaga Indian chief: credited with the organization of the Five Nations
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(ˌhaɪ əˈwɒθ ə, -ˈwɔ θə, ˌhi ə-)

the central figure of Longfellow's poem The Song of Hiawatha (1855).
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Noun1.Hiawatha - a Native American chieftain who argued for peace with the European settlers (16th century)Hiawatha - a Native American chieftain who argued for peace with the European settlers (16th century)
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