Hi·a·wa·tha (hī′ə-wŏthə, -wôthə, hē′ə-) fl. 1550.
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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