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Ot·ta·wa 1

 (ŏt′ə-wə, -wä′, -wô′)
n. pl. Ottawa or Ot·ta·was
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the northern shore of Lake Huron, with later settlements throughout the upper Great Lakes region. Present-day Ottawa populations are located mainly in southern Ontario, northern Michigan, and Oklahoma.
2. The dialect of Ojibwa spoken by the Ottawa.

[Ojibwa odaawaa.]

Ot·ta·wa 2

The capital of Canada, in southeast Ontario at the confluence of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. It was founded as Bytown during the construction of the Rideau Canal and renamed Ottawa in 1855. Queen Victoria chose it as the capital of the Province of Canada in 1857. In 1867 it became the capital of the new Dominion of Canada.
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Every now and then a large body of Ottawas, Hurons, and other tribes who hunted the countries bordering on the great lakes, would come down in a squadron of light canoes, laden with beaver skins, and other spoils of their year's hunting.
Their wants and caprices being supplied, they would take leave of the governor, strike their tents, launch their canoes, and ply their way up the Ottawa to the lakes.
Twelve, fifteen, eighteen months would often elapse without any tidings of them, when they would come sweeping their way down the Ottawa in full glee, their canoes laden down with packs of beaver skins.
As for other big names who could be on the move, TSN lists Ottawas Matt Duchene, Philadelphias Wayne Simmonds, Carolinas Micheal Ferland and the Rangers Mats Zuccarello as the top four trade targets.
Ottawas, Wyandots, and members of the many other indigenous
(25) The covenant chain wampum belts exchanged at Niagara in 1764 are now lost, but drawings of them can be found in AF Hunter, "Wampum Records of the Ottawas" in Annual Archaeological Report 1901, Being Part of Appendix to the Report of the Minister of Education Ontario (Toronto: LK Cameron, 1902) 52 at 52-53, online: University of Toronto <>.
"On the Internet I looked at a lot of different saw blade styles and pictures of Ottawas with a saw blade," Leon says.
Also in 1990, Austria paid $25 million to Jewish Holocaust survivors for its role in the genocidal Nazi regime during World War II; in 1988, Canada gave $230 million to Japanese Americans; in 1986, the United States paid $32 million to honor the 1836 treaty with the Ottawas of Michigan; in 1985, the United States gave $105 million to the Sioux of South Dakota; in 1980, the United States gave $81 million to the Klamaths of Oregon; in 1971, the United States gave $1 billion plus 44 million acres of land to honor the Alaska Natives land settlement; in 1952, Germany paid $822 million to Jewish Holocaust survivors in the German Jewish Settlement--just to cite some historical backdrops of legal precedence that has been established.
Treaty with Wyandot, Seneca, Delaware, Shawanese, Pottawatomees, Ottawas and Chippeway (29 September 1817), 7 Stat.
Gauged by the number of persons employed, the major tribes were the Cherokees (North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Oklahoma), Potawatomis (Michigan and Kansas), Creeks (Alabama and Oklahoma), Ojibways (Michigan and Ontario), Ottawas (Michigan and Kansas), Choctaws (Mississippi, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Texas), and Shawnees (Kansas).
At Fort McIntosh and Fort Finney, Congress dictated treaties of conquest claiming much of the Ohio Country to small delegations of the Shawnees, Delawares, Wyandots, Chippewas, and Ottawas. (143) Although lands north of the Ohio River were federal territory after 1784, (144) bands of Kentucky settlers defied congressional authority and raided the region, indiscriminately killing any Natives they encountered in revenge for purported Indian attacks.

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