Chippewa Indians

A large tribe, of Algonquian stock, formerly ranging

along both shores of Lakes Huron and Superior, and westward as far as

North Dakota. First mentioned in the Jesuit Relation of 1640, as

living around Sault Ste. Marie. During the eighteenth century, they

fought successfully against the Sioux, Foxes, and Iroquois. They

numbered in 1764 about 25,000; and at the present time count over

30,000, of whom about one-half are on reservations in Canada. =Index=:

(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Sioux offer to attack, 148. =Bib.=: Hodge, Handbook of American

Indians; Schoolcraft, Indian Tribes; Grant, Sauteux Indians in

Masson, Bourgeois de la Compagnie du Nord-Ouest.