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The Anishinabe acquired the names Ojibwa and Chippewa from French traders. In 1951, Inez Hilger noted that more than 70 different names were used for Ojibwa in written accounts (M.
The English preferred to use Chippewa or Chippeway, names typically employed on the treaties with the British government and later with the U. Inez Hilger, Chippewa Child Life and Its Cultural Background [originally published, 1951; reprinted, St Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1992], p. There are several explanations for the derivation of the word "Ojibwa." Some say it is related to the word "puckered" and that it refers to a distinctive type of moccasin that high cuffs and a puckered seam.
The Southeastern Ojibwa lived southeast and north of Lake Huron, in present-day Michigan and southern Ontario.
A second group, the Ottawa, moved north of Lake Huron.
A third group, the Ojibwa, settled along the eastern shore of Lake Superior.
To the missionaries the Ojibwa were heathens to be converted to Christianity.
To the fur traders they were commodities who could be purchased and indentured to company stores through watered-down alcohol and cheaply made goods.
As previously noted, the people call themselves Anishinabe.