Definition of Potawatomi in English:


Line breaks: Pota|wat¦omi
Pronunciation: /ˌpɒtəˈwɒtəmi

noun (plural same or Potawatomis)

1A member of an American Indian people inhabiting the Great Lakes region, principally in Michigan and Wisconsin.
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  • These Indians, such as the Shawnees, Ottawas, and the Potawatomis, were shocked and disappointed when the French capitulated and ceded Canada in 1760.
  • Interestingly, according to Vogel, Senega snakeroot was ‘the chief remedy for heart trouble among the Potawatomis and Meskwakis‘.
  • The French generally enjoyed good relations with nations such as the Ojibwa and the Potawatomi so long as trade goods were readily available and reasonably priced.
2 [mass noun] The Algonquian language of the Potawatomi, now with few speakers.


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Relating to the Potawatomi or their language.
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  • The United States also managed to gain three million acres of Delaware and Potawatomi land in Indiana through the Treaty of Fort Wayne.
  • Of these, certain sites clearly reflect multiple components widely separated in time, as at Carroll College, where effigy mounds clearly predate the contiguous nineteenth-century Potawatomi corn hills by several hundred years.
  • This census reveals the shifting locations of between six and 10 Potawatomi villages and the number of occupants who resided in them.


the name in Ojibwa.

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