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Chippewa Indian Genealogy
Chippewa (popular adaptation of Ojibway, 'to roast till puckered up,'
referring, to the puckered seam on their moccasins; from ojib 'to pucker
up,' ub-way 'to roast'). One of the largest tribes North of Mexico, whose
range was formerly along both shores of Lake Huron and Superior, extending
across Minnesota Turtle Mountains, North Dakota. Although strong in
numbers and occupying an extensive territory, the Chippewa were never
prominent in history, owing to their remoteness from the frontier during
the period of the colonial wars. According tradition they are part of an
Algonquian body, including the Ottawa and Potawatomi, which separated into
divisions when it reached Mackinaw in its we ward movement, having come
from so point north or northeast of Mackinaw. Warren (Minn. Hist. Soc.
Coll., v, 1885) asst that they were settled in a large village at La
Pointe, Wis., about the time of the discovery of America, and Verwyst
(Missionary Labors, 1886) says that about 1612 they suddenly abandoned
this locality, many of them going back to the Sault, while others settled
at, the west end of Lake Superior, where Father Allouez found there in
1665-67. There is nothing found to sustain the statement of Warren and
Verwyst in regard to the early residence of the tribe at La Pointe.
the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan
Chippewa of Kansas
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