Definitions for kickapooˈkɪk əˌpu
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a member of the Algonquian people formerly inhabiting southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois
the Algonquian language of the Kickapoo
A member of this tribe.
An Algonquian-speaking Native American tribe.
Origin: Contested; an Anishinaabeg source proposes the meaning stand here and there, in reference to the tribe's migratory patterns.
The Kickapoo people are an Algonquian-speaking Native American tribe. Anishinaabeg say the name "Kickapoo" means "Stands here and there," which may have referred to the tribe's migratory patterns. The name can also mean "wanderer". This interpretation is contested and generally believed to be a folk etymology. Today there are three federally recognized Kickapoo tribes in the United States: Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas, the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas. The Oklahoma and Texas bands are politically associated with each other. Around 3,000 people are enrolled tribal members. Another band, the Tribu Kikapú resides in Múzquiz Municipality, in the Mexican state of Coahuila.
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