Where is the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa?

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Where is the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa?

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians are located in the northwestern section of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, 23 miles north of Traverse City in Leelanau County. In 1998 the tribal land base consisted of 450 acres of trust lands as well as recently purchased additional tribal lands.

What native tribes lived in Ottawa?

Odawa (or Ottawa) are an Algonquian-speaking people (see Indigenous Languages in Canada) living north of the Huron-Wendat at the time of French penetration to the Upper Great Lakes. A tradition of the Odawa, shared by the Ojibwa and Potawatomi, states that these three groups were once one people.

Where did the Ottawa tribe live in Michigan?

They called themselves Nishnaabe meaning “original people”. After migrating from the East Coast in ancient times, they settled on Manitoulin Island, in Lake Huron, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. They considered this their original homeland.

What does Mackinaw mean in Native American?

Mackinaw coat. noun. A heavy, woolen cloth. noun. A blanket made of wool formerly distributed to the Amerindians by the U.S. government.

How many members are in the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians?

3,985 members
The Band’s federal land base is approximately 1,100 acres (4.5 km2) dispersed throughout the service area, and it has a total of 3,985 members. Some 1,610 reside in the tribal areas.

Is Ottawa and Chippewa the same?

Today. Members are descended from the nine historic bands of Ottawa (Odawa) and bands of Chippewa (known as Ojibwe in Canada) peoples who occupied this territory in northern Michigan and signed treaties with the federal government. They were successors to the 19 bands that have been documented in this territory.

What indigenous land is Ottawa on?

Ottawa is built on un-ceded Anishinabe Algonquin territory. The peoples of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation have lived on this territory for millennia. Their culture and presence have nurtured and continue to nurture this land.

What’s the difference between Mackinac and mackinaw?

Is it Mackinac or Mackinaw? The Island has a large crevice or crack and the term was used by the early Indians as an identifying description to fellow travelers. The world MICHINNIMAKINONG was later shortened to Mackinac by the French. The British wrote it as it was pronounced, thus MACKINAW CITY.

Why is the C silent in Mackinac?

FRENCH INFLUENCE ON MACKINAC ISLAND They translated the local Anishinaabek pronunciation of the area into something that better fit their language. This spelling included their silent “c” but still pronounced it as “aw.” Fort Michilimackinac was a thriving community at the center of the Great Lakes fur trade industry.

How do I join the Ottawa tribe?

Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma Enrollment All enrollment requests must be submitted with an application. This procedure became effective July 1, 2010. You will find the enrollment application in this newsletter and future newsletters as well as our website. Please remember to keep the Tribal Enrollment Office updated.

How many bands of Chippewa are there?

150 different bands
History. The Chippewa or Ojibway Indians are one of the largest groups of American Indians in North America. There are nearly 150 different bands of Chippewa in the northern part of the United States and in southern Canada (especially in Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan).

Which First Nations tribes inhabited the Ottawa Valley?

The Ottawa River was first navigated and settled by the Huron, Algonquin, Iroquois and Outaouais people. The Ottawa River bears the name of an aboriginal tribe that traded on the waterway; the “Outaouais” which is French for Ottawa.

How do I acknowledge my native land in Ottawa?

“I would like to acknowledge that since I am in Ottawa, I am on the traditional unceded territory of the Anishnaabeg nation. I recognize that we all work in different places and that therefore you work in a different traditional Indigenous territory.

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