Thursday, September 4, 2008

How can you hate a Chippewa if you don't know what it is?

Well, some people just hate Michigan...

Chippewa apppears to be an American Indian tribe, as well as a county in "Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula." This is the part of Michigan that, if you hold up your hand, is somewhere above your hand across a big lake.

From the repository of all human knowledge:

The Ojibwa or Chippewa (also Ojibwe, Ojibway, Chippeway) is the largest group of Native Americans-First Nations north of Mexico, including M├ętis. They are the third largest in the United States, surpassed only by Cherokee and Navajo. They are equally divided between the United States and Canada. Because they were formerly located mainly around Sault Ste. Marie, at the outlet of Lake Superior, the French referred to them as Saulteurs. Ojibwa who subsequently moved to the prairie provinces of Canada have retained the name Saulteaux. Ojibwa who were originally located about the Mississagi River and made their way to southern Ontario are known as the Mississaugas.
Clear as a bell. They also make boots.

Named for a county on a lake across from Canada. That's "Michigan Brilliant."

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