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  • The state has been described as "more typical than any real state in the Union"; it has also been suggested that the name Winnemac might be an amalgamation of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.

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  • 'Winnemac' means 'catfish' in the language of the Potawatomi Indians, who live in the upper reaches of the Mississippi.

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  • The treaty at Fort Wayne was made through the threats of Winnemac; but in future we are prepared to punish those chiefs who may come forward to propose to sell the land.

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  • The governor was surprised at his violent gestures, but as he did not understand him, thought he was making some explanation, and suffered his attention to be drawn towards Winnemac, a friendly Indian lying on the grass before him, who was renewing the priming of his pistol, which he had kept concealed from the other Indians, but in full view of the governor.

    Life of Tecumseh and of His Brother the Prophet

  • Captain Johnny, having already secured the scalp of Winnemac, followed immediately on foot, and gained the same point early on the following morning.

    Life of Tecumseh and of His Brother the Prophet

  • Winnemac, Five Medals, and three other hostile chiefs, bearing the flag under which they were to gain admittance to the fort to carry out their treacherous intentions, were surprised by suddenly meeting at the gate, Oliver and his companions.

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  • Winnemac, being familiar with Indian strategy, was not satisfied with this declaration, but proceeded to disarm Logan and his comrades, and placing his party around them, so as to prevent their escape, started for the British camp at the foot of the Rapids.

    Life of Tecumseh and of His Brother the Prophet

  • Logan made no resistance, but with great presence of mind, extending his hand to Winnemac, who was an old acquaintance, proceeded to inform him, that he and his two companions, tired of the American service, were just leaving general Winchester's army, for the purpose of joining the British.

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  • Captain G.R. Floyd, of the army, who stood near him, drew a dirk, and the chief Winnemac cocked his pistol.

    Life of Tecumseh and of His Brother the Prophet

  • Winnemac was directed to inform the governor, of the determination to which they had come, and also, to lay before him the plans of the Prophet.

    Life of Tecumseh and of His Brother the Prophet

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