Definitions

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).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Native American chieftain who argued for peace with the European settlers (16th century)

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • At a bend of the creek running out of the canyon on the road to Hiawatha Utah I once found a nicely glazed shard of Indian pottery and a large carnivor tooth that had been drilled to hang as a pendant.

    August 1, 2011

  • I just added it to the Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma lists. Thanks!

    August 1, 2011

  • CO, IA, KS, OK, UT, WV and elsewhere. You choose.

    August 1, 2011