Take the Byway, That’s the Best! (Ottawa, part 2)

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. The native Ottawa people used the “Great River” (now known as the Ottawa River) for centuries as a trade route. When settlers arrived, a canal was constructed as a bypass for safe passage between settled groups. Colonel John By directed the work, prompting the growing settlement to name… Continue reading Take the Byway, That’s the Best! (Ottawa, part 2)

Glory and the Ottawa People

The Ottawa people (Odawa), the name meaning, “to trade,” are a First Nations people. The name Trader was extended to the Ottawa because they were known as intertribal traders and barterers. This office continued as Europeans and others arrived exploring the land. The Ottawa were mediators, easily moving among and between tribes—and, then, the European settlers that… Continue reading Glory and the Ottawa People