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Long ago Ojibway People lived along Atlantic Ocean's coastline. Probably in eastern Canada and northeastern United States. That be during times of Atlantis. About 11,500 years ago to about 1,500 to 2,000 years ago, when Ojibway leaders became aware of Seven Fires Prophecy. They took those predictions seriously and first sent out explorations east along Atlantic Ocean's coastline. Following up Atlantic Ocean's coastline in large canoes, they reached Ungava Bay then reached Baffin Island. From there, they discovered Greenland. They then discovered Iceland and from there they discovered Europe or Scandinavia. In Europe, they are known as Vikings.
They next sent their explorers west as told to do in Seven Fires Prophecy. That may have happened during a decline in contact between North America and Europe. They discovered Alaska and either sailed or walked to Siberia. Of course, we know a land bridge existed there not too long ago. In Siberia or Asia, Ojibway People are known as Mongols, Mughals and Tartars.
Around 1,000 years ago, an unknown event destroyed an Ojibway civilization located between Hudson Bay and Atlantic Ocean. When it happened, Hudson Bay and those Great Lakes extending from New York to Northwest Territories, did not exist. At it's maximum, Hudson Bay extended from Beaufort Sea to Illinois, Indiana and Ohio and northern Alberta, northern Saskatchewan, northern Manitoba and Northwest Territories and Nunavut. By 1492, most of Hudson Bay had diminished. What remained are incredible numbers of large and small lakes. Nearly all Ojibway People lived west of those Great Lakes. Many Indians from further south, migrated north and settled in Quebec and what is now northeastern part of United States. That caused great trouble after whites discovered America. White explorers met non Algonquian Indians in those locations early (1520s to 1530s) during their 16th century explorations.
An Eastward Migration
White historians during their early 19th century investigations, learned a great deal from Ojibway historians. In 1832, Edinburgh Encyclopedia was published. It details an eastward migration of Ojibway People they named Leni Lenape. Ojibway People consider Leni Lenape or Delaware's, to be their grandfathers. Below is an excerpt from 1832s Edinburgh Encyclopedia:
The general tradition of the Lenape is, that their family originally came from the westward, taking possession of the whole country from the Missouri to the sea, and destroying the original inhabitants, whom they name Alligewi. In this migration and contest, which continued for many years, they say that the Iroquois moved in a parallel line with them, but in a more northerly course, and finally settled on the St Lawrence. The Lenape, being the more numerous family, soon sent detachments northward, as far as the shores of Hudson's Bay, and gave rise to the chief northern tribes now along the Arctic circle. This account gives colour to the tradition of the Chipewyans, who are a numerous tribe of Lenape, that their immediate ancestors were from the eastward, contrary to the general tide of migration above detailed.
So there are conflicting issues. We can trust those older books more so than more recent books. Read Seven Fires Prophecy. We now know Iroquois as well as Lakota, are in fact Ojibway. If any Indian Tribes formed alliances with white invaders, Ojibway Soldiers eliminated them. Research Beaver Wars. We know non Algonquian Indians lived along St. Lawrence River when white explorers visited that location between 1500 and 1540. When they returned around 1600-1605, they found Ojibways living along St. Lawrence River. Those Indian Nations who stayed nuetral or formed alliances with Ojibway's, sought out Ojibway protection. They were allowed to settle within Ojibway villages. In fact, in many Ojibway villages they became majority. That later caused trouble. One group of Ojibway's came up from a southwestern location. Probably Kansas and Oklahoma. They are Leni Lenape. Another group forced their way east from probably Alberta, Montana and Wyoming. They are Iroquois. Another group forced their way north to Hudson Bay then to Beaufort Sea. They are Athabascan. They should be known by their Ojibway name which is Chipewyan. It's pronounced as Chip-ah-wan. It's another pronunciation of Chippewa. Apaches and Navajo's are Ojibway. In Ojibway History, those three groups are known as Chippewa, Ottawa and Potawatomi.