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Ojibwa Indians

Category: People
Sub Category:First Nations People of Canada
Place:Great Lakes Region
Alternative Names:
  • Saulteaux
  • Chippewa
  • Ojibbeway
  • Summary Information:
    The Ojibwa (Chippewa) are an American Indian ethnolinguistic group centred about the Upper Great Lakes (Lakes Superior and Huron) in both Canada and the United States. They are distributed over an extended region between the lower peninsula of Michigan and adjacent parts of Ontario to the east, and the plains of eastern Saskatchewan to the west. Their northernmost extension runs north of Lake Winnipeg and extends southward into Minnesota and Wisconsin. They are believed to have occupied this broad area through a series of migrations and conquests, beginning near the end of the seventeenth century and originating from a small region adjacent to northern Lake Huron and eastern Lake Superior, probably centred at Sault Ste. Marie.

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  • Robinson Treaties - Signatory
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  • Treaty 3 - Signatory
  • Treaty 4
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