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Pottawatomies, North American Indians, a branch of the Algonquian family, whose huntinggrounds formerly extended round the southern shores of Lake Michigan chiefly in the present states of Illinois and Wisconsin. At a great gathering of the nation in 1833 at Fort Dearborn, where now stands Chicago, about 20,000,000 acres of their domain were ceded to the United States, and since then all, except a small band in Wisconsin, have been confined to various reservations, such as the Sac and Fox Agency, Indian Territory, Pottawatomie Agency, Kansas, and Walpole Island, Ontario.