Definition of Chippewa

1. Noun. A member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior.

Exact synonyms: Ojibwa, Ojibway
Generic synonyms: Algonquian, Algonquin, Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian

2. Noun. The Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa.
Exact synonyms: Ojibwa, Ojibway
Generic synonyms: Algonquian, Algonquian Language, Algonquin

Definition of Chippewa

1. Proper noun. The official name in the U.S. Government for the '''Ojibwe''' nation and their Algonquian language. Most of the people reside in Canada, where they are called Ojibwe. Their name for themselves is Anishinaabe. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chippewa

Chino-Japanese War
Chinook Jargon
Chinta Valley
Chiococca alba
Chionanthus virginicus
Chionochloa conspicua
Chippewa (current term)
Chiricahua Apache

Literary usage of Chippewa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"He composed the first known Chippewa grammar. This was a truly Herculean task, for he had to establish after long and close observation and deep study all ..."

2. History of the Late War Between the United States and Great Britain by Henry Marie Brackenridge (1844)
"While in pursuit of it on the Chippewa road, he came suddenly in contact with the main body of the British. The volunteers were now severely pressed by ..."

3. Great Epochs in American History: Described by Famous Writers from Columbus by Francis Whiting Halsey (1912)
"Chippewa lies about twenty miles northwest of Buffalo in Ontario, Canada. ... The Chippewa victory, as Scott explains in this account, came at an opportune ..."

4. A History of the United States and Its People: From Their Earliest Records Elroy McKendree Avery, William Abbatt by Elroy McKendree Avery, William Abbatt (1904)
"Chippewa, Swan Creek, Black River . L'Anse and Vieux Desert bands of Chippewa ... Bois Fort Chippewa 86 Deer Creek . . . Bois Fort Chippewa ^ Fond du Lac . ..."

5. Public Papers and Addresses of Benjamin Harrison, Twenty-third President of by Benjamin Harrison (1893)
"Chippewa INDIANS OF MINNESOTA. To Ike Senate and House of Representatives : In pursuance of the authority and direction contained in the act of Congress ..."

6. The Traveller's Guide Through the Middle and Northern States, and the by Gideon Miner Davison (1834)
"This force had nearly debouched from the woods opposite Chippewa, ... Riall, had crossed the Chippewa bridge. Gen. Brown gave immediate orders to Gen. ..."

7. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"But from that cession certain tracts were reserved for the use of the Chippewa Nation of Indians. And by article 3 of the treaty it was provided that "there ..."

8. The History of the United States of America by Richard Hildreth (1852)
"Scott led the advance the next July 3. day against General Riall, who lay intrenched behind the Chippewa, fifteen miles distant, with an army about equal in ..."

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