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  • n. Plural form of Ottawa.


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  • The emblem of the Ottawas is a moose; of the Chippewas, a sea gull; of the Backswoodsmen, a rabbit; that of the underground tribe, to which I belong, is a species of hawk; and that of the Seneca tribe of Indians is a crotch of a tree.

    History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan

  • Among the tribes enumerated as dealing with the Ottawas are the Sioux, Satiks, Pottawattomies, Winnebagoes, Menomonees and

    The Character and Influence of the Indian Trade in Wisconsin

  • "Why, the Ottawas are the firmest allies of France and the most inveterate enemies of the

    At War with Pontiac The Totem of the Bear

  • Then four Ottawas showed up from Detroit with brandy and tobacco and an invitation from the French commandant for the Miamis to visit him.

    George Washington’s First War

  • There were a few Mingos and Delawares, more Shawnees, but most were northerners: Ottawas, Mississaugas, Wyandots.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Memeskia rose and told the Ottawas to take this message to their French master: “Fathers, we have made a road to the sun-rising, and have been taken by the hand by our brothers the English, the Six Nations, the Delawares, Shawnees, and Wyandots . . . and as you threaten us with war in the spring, we tell you that we are ready to receive you.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • I was in a small restaurant a number of years ago, having lunch when one of Ottawas finest spied a small mouse around my feet.

    Bank Street Bully «

  • Americans have practiced genocide since Lord Jeffrey Amherst gave the smallpox blankets to the Ottawas under Chief Pontiac.

    Condemning genocide

  • For the Ottawas, Avs and Stars of the NHL, the regular season produces games where they are so superior to the opposition that their play can be 75% and they still come out on top. - Top teams' coasting comes to abrupt stop in playoffs

  • Pontiac, chief of the Ottawas, organized a rising of the Algonquins, Iroquis, and Indians on the lower Mississippi.



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