Abittibi (abi’ta, half, middle intermediate; bi, a secondary stem referring to a state or condition, here alluding to water; -g, a locative suffix: hence half-way-across water, referring to the situation of Abittibi lake. W. Jones). A little known Algonkin band whose habitat has been the shores of Abittibi Lake, Ontario. The first recorded notice of them is in the Jesuit Relation for 1640. It is said in the Relation of 1660 that the Iroquois had warred upon them and two other tribes of the same locality. Du Lhut (1684) includes them in the list of nations of the region N. of L. Superior whose trade it was desirable should be turned from the English of Hudson bay to the French. Chanvignerie (1736) seems to connect this tribe, estimated at 140 warriors, with the Tětes de Boule. He mentions as totems the partridge and the eagle. They were reported by the Canadian Indian Office to number 450 in 1878, after which date they are not officially mentioned. (James Mooney, Cyrus Thomas)
Access the full collection at Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.
MLA Source Citation:AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 27 March 2015. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/abittibi-tribe.htm - Last updated on Oct 18th, 2013
Your Tags!You must be logged in to view your bookmarks.
You can view a linked list of all the tribes on the Tribal List page.Abenaki Tribe
Nez Percé Tribe
Subscribe to our Newsletters
Access Genealogy is the largest free genealogy website not owned by Ancestry.com. As such, it relies on the revenue from commercial genealogy companies such as Ancestry and Fold3 to pay for the server and other expenses related to producing and warehousing such a large collection of data. If you're considering joining either of these programs, please join from our pages, and help support free genealogy online!
Free Shipping with DNA Kit Purchase! Use Code: FREESHIPDNA
40% Off -
Special Offer for Fold3