Gitchigoomee is the Ojibwa (Chippewa) word for Lake Superior.
Canadian folk singer Gordon Lightfoot sings about Lake Superior in his song THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD: "The Legend lives on from the Chippewa on down of the big lake they called Gitchigoomee... "
Gitchigoomie is the Ojibwa(Chippewa) Native American name for Lake Superior.
It refers to the Indian name for Lake Superior and was made immortal by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in the Song of Hiawatha.
It's a place name from Longfellow's poem Hiawatha. It is apparently the Ojibway for "big water", and their name for Lake Superior.
Longfellow wrote the Song of Hiawatha
The word you are looking for is Gitchigoomie, and is the Chippewa Indian name for Lake Superior. Most famous in literature because of its reference in the first line of the epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Song of Haiawatha."
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