Meskwaki

North American ethnic group

The Meskwaki (sometimes spelled Mesquaki) are a Native American people. They are often called the Fox tribe. They are related to the Sauk people of the same language family. In the Meskwaki language, the Meskwaki call themselves Meshkwahkihaki. This means "the Red-Earths". This is related to their creation story.[1] Historically they lived in the Great Lakes region.

"Kee-shes-wa, A Fox Chief", from History of the Indian Tribes of North America, (1836-1844, three volumes)
Chief Wapello; "Wa-pel-la the Prince, Musquakee Chief", from History of the Indian Tribes of North America

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jones, William. "Episodes in the Culture-Hero Myth of the Sauks and Foxes", The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. XIV, Oct-Dec. 1901. P. 239.