St. Louis in the Fox Language

Pekonoki (St. Louis, MO) in Meshkwahkihaki (Fox), by Jordan Engel

Pekonoki (St. Louis, Missouri) in Meshkwahkihaki (Fox), by Jordan Engel

Pekonoki – Saint Louis, Missouri (On the Blackfeet)

Mäse’sibowi – The Mississippi River

Pikihtanwi – The Missouri River

“Mesquakie or Fox (from the native form Meshkwahkihaki, Red Earth People) is one of the names given to the language shared bay the Sac (also called Sauk, native form Asakiwaki ) and Fox people. These Algonquian speaking peoples lived by Lake Michigan, but were later displaced. Now they live in reservations in Iowa, the Kansas-Nebraska border and central Oklahoma. There were 673 speakers in the census of 1990, in a population of some 3,000 people.” – http://www.oocities.org/geonative/ojibwe.html

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