- From French Outchibouec, or its source, Ojibwe ojibwe, from o- (ethnonymic prefix) + jiibw ("cooking") + abwe ("to roast"), meaning "Those who roast until it puckers," thought to be because of a local habit of puckering their moccasins. (Wiktionary)
“The origin of the word Ojibwe meant “to roast until puckered,” for this was the fate that often befell captured enemies.”
“The Ojibwe is the main Native American nation around here.”
“Ms. LaDuke, whose achievements and national honors have accumulated beyond convenient listing since her Harvard days, is Anishinaabeg (sometimes called Ojibwe or Chippewa) and founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project (WELRP) on that reservation in northwestern Minnesota.”
“Because the Ojibwe are my clients, I thought restraint was best at this point.”
“If the Ojibwe are a tribe on the winning side of a revolution; I cannot imagine losing.”
“The largest Anishinabe group often goes by "Ojibwe" in Canada and "Chippewa" in the United States.”
“For example, the terms "Ojibwe" and "Chippewa" come from the Algonquin word "otchipwa" (to pucker), a reference to the style of moccasins that were traditionally worn by members of the group.”
“Until the 1960's the Anishinaabe, or Ojibwe Indians had a virtual monopoly on wild rice production, but that changed when the University of Minnesota figured out a way to cultivate it.”
“Our whole band--we're all Canadian, Aboriginal Canadian, and the guys in my band are Ojibwe, and Lakota, and Soto, but they're all from reservations around Manitoba, Canada--so, traveling with this kind of band, guys in their late thirties who have experienced the stuff that my songs are about is really, really nourishing for me.”
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