Definitions for hiawathaˌhaɪ əˈwɒθ ə, -ˈwɔ θə, ˌhi ə-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Hi•a•wath•aˌhaɪ əˈwɒθ ə, -ˈwɔ θə, ˌhi ə-(n.)
the central figure of Longfellow's poem The Song of Hiawatha (1855).
a Native American chieftain who argued for peace with the European settlers (16th century)
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the subject of a poem of Longfellow's; a personage reverenced by the North American Indians as the founder among them of the arts of peace, as well as the clearer of the forests.