Hiawatha definition

hīə-wŏthə, -wôthə, hēə-
Onondagan leader who, along with Deganawidah, is credited with the organization of the Iroquois confederacy. His name was given to the hero of Longfellow's poem The Song of Hiawatha (1855).
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The hero of The Song of Hiawatha, a long narrative poem (1855) by H. W. Longfellow: named for a North American Indian chief thought to have lived in the 16th cent.
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