The Ottawa are a Native American people who lived in the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada. The Ottawa are part of the larger Anishinaabeg (also known as the Algonquin) language group.
The Ottawa are believed to have originated in the eastern part of the Great Lakes region, where they lived for thousands of years before migrating westward.
The Ottawa were historically a powerful and influential tribe, and they were known for their trading and diplomatic skills. They were also known for their skill in warfare, and they fought in several wars against the French, British, and other Native American tribes.
The Ottawa were a major part of the Great Lakes fur trade, trading with both the French and British. They also had strong trading relationships with other Native American tribes in the region.
In the early 1800s, the Ottawa were forced to move to the west side of the Great Lakes due to increasing pressure from European settlers.
They eventually settled in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ontario. In the late 1800s, the Ottawa were forcibly relocated to Oklahoma, where many of them still live today.