Origin of calumetCanadian French from French dialect, dialectal , for French chalumeau from Old French chalemel from Late Latin calamellus, diminutive of Classical Latin calamus, a reed: see calamus
a long-stemmed ceremonial pipe smoked by North American Indians as a token of peace, at sacrifices, etc.
A long-stemmed sacred or ceremonial tobacco pipe used by certain Native American peoples.
Origin of calumetCanadian French from French dialectal straw from Late Latin calamellus diminutive of Latin calamus reed from Greek kalamos
A major industrial region of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan adjacent to Chicago.
- Of these the largest is Lake Winnebago, between Calumet, Outagamie, Fond du Lac and Winnebago counties, with an extreme length of 30 m.
- The civilized Brotherton and Stockbridge Indians live principally in Calumet county.
- Three other shafts of the Tamarack Company, and three of the neighbouring Calumet and Hecla mine, have depths of between 4000 and 5000 ft.
- Thenceforward he became a specialist in marine ichthyology, but devoted much time to the investigation, superintendence and exploitation of mines, being superintendent of the Calumet and Hecla copper mines, Lake Superior, from 1866 to 1869, and afterwards, as a stockholder, acquiring a fortune, out of which he gave to Harvard, for the museum of comparative zoology and other purposes, some $500,000.
- The Calumet and Hecla mine, in the central part of that peninsula, is probably the most profitable copper mine in the world; up to 1909 it had paid about $107,850,000 in dividends.