Introduction to Anishinabe Culture and History/A2

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Appendix 2 - Alphabetical glossary of words and terms[edit]

A[edit]

  • Anishinabe, Anishinabeg: means "first people" (Anishinabeg is the plural). The chosen name of the Anishinabe tribe. Alternatively Anishinaabe or Anishinaabeg.

B[edit]

  • Bungi: alternate name for the Anishinabe tribe, specifically the Plains Anishinabe.

C[edit]

  • Chippewa: a disliked but common alternate name for the Anishinabe tribe; the official name of the tribe in government relations.

D[edit]

  • Dakota: a neighboring enemy tribe with whom the fighting (over land and resources) was particularly intense.

F[edit]

  • Fox (tribe): a neighboring, later enemy, tribe.

G[edit]

  • Git-chi'e Man-i-to': the creator or "Great Mystery" of the Anishinabe creation myth.

J[edit]

  • Jesuit, the Jesuits: Christian missionaries that were among the first to encounter the Anishinabe tribe.

M[edit]

  • Mississauga: alternate name for the Anishinabe tribe, specifically the Northern Anishinabe.

O[edit]

  • Ojibwa, Ojibway, Ojibwe: alternate names for the Anishinabe tribe (though Anishinabe is preferred).

S[edit]

  • Saultreax: an alternate name for the Anishinabe tribe.

T[edit]

  • Ten Cent Treaty: a settlement offered to the Anishinabe of the Turtle Mountain Reservation by the government, offering ten cents an acre for the ten million acres that were repossessed from the reservation for sale to Americans.
  • Three Fires: a name used to collectively indicate the Anishinabe, Potawatomi and the Ottawa tribes.

V[edit]

  • Voyageur, the Voyageurs: French fur traders and explorers among the first to encounter the Anishinabe tribe.

W[edit]

  • Winnebago: a neighboring, later enemy, tribe.