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Chippewa Indians Research

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Chippewa (popular adaptation of Ojibway, ‘to roast till puckered up,’ referring, to the puckered seam on their moccasins; from ojib ‘to pucker up,’ ub-way ‘to roast’). One of the largest tribes North of Mexico, whose range was formerly along both shores of Lake Huron and Superior, extending across Minnesota Turtle Mountains, North Dakota. Read More..

Chippewa Indian Biographies

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Chippewa Indian Cemeteries

Chippewa Indian Census

Chippewa Indian Church Records

Chippewa Indian Court Records

Federal Recognized Tribes



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Genealogy Help Pages

Chippewa Indian History

Chippewa Indian Land, Land Allotments and Maps

Chippewa Indian  Language

Chippewa Indian Legends

Mailing Lists

  • NA-CHIPPEWA – Discussing Chippewa tribe and research.
  • NA-NEWBIES – A mailing list for anyone new to Native American Research, all Tribes and Nations.
  • NATIVEAMERICAN-BURIALGROUNDS – Discussing and sharing of information regarding remaining and lost Native American burial grounds in the United States
  • NATIVEAMERICAN-CHIEFS – A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the chiefs of the Native American tribes/nations in the United States. Stories or history of Chiefs in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean are also welcome.

Chippewa Indian Military

Chippewa Indian Newspapers/Obituaries

Other Tribes

The list of tribes and organizations below are not federally recognized. Many of them are state recognized organizations only or working towards federal recognition. We do not have the resources to check the validity of each and every organization and expect that you should before attempting to join or send a monetary contribution. We will provide a listing for any Native American organization or tribe.

Chippewa Indian Reservations



Chippewa Indian Surnames


Suggested Reading

History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts – the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. This text refers to the Bibliobazaar edition.

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