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

Take the Byway, That’s the Best! (Ottawa, part 2) 150 150 Nicole

English: View at the West end of Wellington Street, Upper Bytown, looking East, 1845. Watercolour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 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…

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Glory and the Ottawa People

Glory and the Ottawa People 150 150 Nicole

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…

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