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From: Alice Turner <al@ny.playboy.com>
Subject: (urth) Indian Rope Tricks
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 17:22:53 

[Posted from URTH, a mailing list about Gene Wolfe's New Sun and other works]

Here, whether you want it or not, is a list of the 13 Algonkian tribes, and
approximately where they hang out:


Arapaho--Great Plains (WY)
Blackfoot--Montana, Alberta
Cheyenne--Great Plains
Cree--West Coast
Gros Ventre (White Clay People)--Montana
Maliseet--Maine, Newfoundland
Mi'kmaq--Nova Scotia
Montagnais--Quebec, Labrador
Odawa--Minnesota, Ontario

So Ojibwa (aka Chippewa--bet you didn't know that) looks good, eh?
Unfortunately, I found an Ojibwa site with animal names, and it didn't work.
More sleuthing: aha, the Potawatami seem to be smack dab on site, but though
I couldn't find a language site for them, it's supposed to be pretty close
to the Ottawa (Odawa), Ojibwa and Algonkin, and allied to the Illinois and
Miami (because of the nature of web engines, it's virtually impossible to
track anything down on the latter two).

But, serendipity produced its usual prizes: I discovered that the Mohegan
(Mohican) is the Wolf tribe (hello Natty Bumppo!) and---are you sitting
down, mantis?---Sioux is French for....the Cutthroat tribe.


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