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The Plains of Aamjiwnaang: Our History

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Aamjiwnaang is the name the Saulteux Band of Ahnishenahbek (Chippewa) gave their hunting territory that encompassed both sides of the St. Clair River and the adjacent lands in the southern part of Lake Huron. The book focuses on four generations of Chippewa chiefs beginning with Young Gull who led a group of Saulteux people south from Lake Superior in the first decade of t ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published August 9th 2007 by Trafford Publishing (first published 2007)
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Excerpt from The Diocesan Times Halifax, Canada:

Aamjiwnaang is indeed a territory named, as you might
intuit, by aboriginal peoples, but the Plains are not a
geographical feature of it. The Plains are a clan of the
Ahnishenahbek Nation, named by European settlers as the
Ojibwa or Chippewa. Yet even this little explanation opens
up into more complexities, as David Plain explains: though
Ahnishenahbek is the name of his nation, the term was also used
by those who belonged to that nation to describe ‘any
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David D. Plain is a member of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation (Ojibwa) and a grandson of Chief On The Plain. He holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tyndale University College and Seminary, Toronto, Canada. Always a lover of history, he has devoted much time and effort to his family's genealogy and how it has affected the history of the Ahnishenahbek of Aamjiwnaang. David has published ...more