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Who called Lake Superior " Gitche Gumee"?

and what notable thing happened in 1975?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Chippewa Indians named it Kitchi-gummi, which, roughly translated, means "Great Lake."

    In 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank.

    Gordon Lightfoot wrote a song about it. In fact, Kitchi-gummi is referenced in the song.

    "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is a song written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot in commemoration of the sinking of SS Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. The song originally appeared on Lightfoot's 1976 album, Summertime Dream, and was later released as a single. The single reached #2 on the Billboard pop charts in November 1976, making it Lightfoot's second most successful (in terms of chart position) single, with "Sundown" reaching number one in 1974.

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  • PP4865
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    1 decade ago

    In the Ojibwe language, the lake is called "Gichigami" ("big water"), but it is better known as "Gitche Gumee" as recorded by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in The Song of Hiawatha. Lake Superior is referred to as "Gitche Gumee" in the song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, by Gordon Lightfoot.

    The last major shipwreck on Lake Superior was that of SS Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975. - Is that what you are refering to as a NOTBLE thing happening in 1975?

    Source(s): Wikipedia
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  • Robin
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    1 decade ago

    As far as I know, only the fictional indian Hiawatha, in the poem by Longfellow. It could have been called that by real native american tribes, also.

    I think a ship sank in Lake Superior in 1975. Sorry for the guesses!

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  • Marie
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    1 decade ago

    According to

    Gordon Lightfoot it is the Chipawa's, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is in the poem "Hiawatha". In 1975 a ship sunk with all hands on board.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i believe that name originates with the micmac indians of canada.

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