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Ottawa Indians


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Tribe originally located on the Ottawa River in Canada, were first noted by Champlain (1615). They were allied with the French and Hurons, and consequently opposed the Iroquois. The latter forced them to flee to the Great Lakes region, and their later wanderings took them throughout the central U.S. Pontiac was an Ottawa chieftain. The tribe figures in Rogers's Ponteach and in Doddridge's Logan.

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