The Ottawa [Or Odawa, Canadian] originally lived along the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario and western Quebec at the time of European arrival in the early 1600s. Their historic homelands also included Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, and what is now Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma is made up of descendants of the Ottawa who, after migrating from Canada into Michigan, agreed to live in the area around Fort Detroit and Maumee River in Ohio. After the passage of the Indian Removal Bill in 1830 they were removed to villages in Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan.
Ottawa people didn’t live in tepees. They lived in villages of birchbark houses called waginogan, or wigwams. There were also longhouses and sweat lodges in Ottawa villages. Today, Native Americans only build a wigwam for fun or to connect with their heritage.
The Odawa have traditionally lived in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, Ontario, Wisconsin and northern Ohio. The main Odawa villages have been centered on the straits of Mackinac, the islands of northern Lake Huron and Michigan, as well as the eastern coastline of Lake Michigan.
The name “ Ottawa ” is from the Indian word “adawe” meaning to trade. This name was appropriate because of the extensive trading with other tribes and their eventual involvement with the French. The Frenchman, Champlain, in 1615, recorded meeting the Ottawa near the French River in Canada.
They practiced polytheism, meaning that they believed in more than one god. Native to what is now southern Ontario and Michigan in the United States, the Ottawa Tribe also called areas in Ohio and near the Appalachian Mountains home.
The Ottawa, also known as the Odawa, are Algonquian-speaking tribe who originally lived on the East Coast and migrated into Michigan, Ohio and southern Canada. These three tribes fought the Iroquois Confederacy and the Dakota people. They were also enemies with the Wyandot because of their ties to the Iroquois.
Ottawa (or Odawa ) is a dialect of the Ojibwe language, spoken by the Ottawa people in southern Ontario in Canada, and northern Michigan in the United States. Descendants of migrant Ottawa speakers live in Kansas and Oklahoma.
The origin of the name ” Ottawa ” is derived from the Algonquin word adawe, meaning “to trade”. The word refers to the indigenous peoples who used the river to trade, hunt, fish, camp, harvest plants, ceremonies, and for other traditional uses.
Pontiac, (born c. 1720, on the Maumee River [now in Ohio, U.S.]—died April 20, 1769, near the Mississippi River [at present-day Cahokia, Ill.]), Ottawa Indian chief who became a great intertribal leader when he organized a combined resistance—known as Pontiac’s War (1763–64)—to British power in the Great Lakes area.
The Wattle and Daub House was commonly used as a shelter and home by some of the Native Indian Tribes who inhabited the grass covered prairies of the Southeast. The names of the tribes who lived in the Wattle and Daub style houses included the Seminole, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Cherokee people.
The Odawa made shirts, leggings, loin cloth, and dresses out of deer skin. They also made moccasins out of deer skin. The Odawa would use other skins for winter coats. They sometimes used rabbit skins to made winter coats.
Michigan, and the Great Lakes area, was originally populated by the Potawatomi, Sauk, Fox, Huron, Ottawa, Kickapoo, Ojibwe – also known as the Chippewa, and Menominee Indians.
To maintain the Lenape support, the Congress agreed to a Treaty with the Delawares on September 17, 1778. Under this treaty the Americans in revolt and the Lenape agreed to assist each other against the British. The Congress also agreed to erect a fort on the Lenape’s land to protect them from potential British attack.
Ojibwa, also spelled Ojibwe or Ojibway, also called Chippewa, self-name Anishinaabe, Algonquian-speaking North American Indian tribe who lived in what are now Ontario and Manitoba, Can., and Minnesota and North Dakota, U.S., from Lake Huron westward onto the Plains.