from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hiawatha fl. 1570. Onondagan leader who, along with Deganawidah, is credited with the organization of the Iroquois confederacy. His name was given to the hero of Longfellow's poem The Song of Hiawatha (1855).
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- n. a Native American chieftain who argued for peace with the European settlers (16th century)
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