Ottawa Indians

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| image = [[File:OHS_AL02674.jpg]]
| caption = Reproduction of a print depicting Pontiac, a chief of the Ottawa tribe. He united a coalition of Native American tribes to resist British rule in the Great Lakes region and Ohio Valley, leading an unsuccessful siege on Fort Detroit known as "Pontiac's Rebellion" from 1763 to 1764.
<p>The Ottawa natives originally lived along the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario and western Quebec at the time of European arrival in the early 1600s. They moved into northern Ohio around 1740. They were part of the Algonquian natives and are thus related to the Delaware natives, the Miami natives, and the Shawnee natives. They were enemies of the Iroquois natives and never really trusted the Wyandot natives because they were related to the Iroquois. </p>
<p>Political alliances were complicated and changed with the times. Some Ottawas were allies of the French until British traders moved into the Ohio Country in the early 1700s. Many Ottawas moved into northern Ohio so that they could participate in the fur trade with the British. These natives lived in villages along the Cuyahoga, Maumee, and Sandusky Rivers, but the British were not content just to trade. Unlike the French, the British wanted to build forts and towns.</p>