Definition of Potawatomi in English:

Potawatomi

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

adjective

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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.

Origin

the name in Ojibwa.

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