Definition of Kickapoo in English:

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Kickapoo

Pronunciation: /ˈkɪkəpuː/

noun (plural same or Kickapoos)

1A member of an American Indian people formerly living in Wisconsin, and now in Kansas, Oklahoma, and northern central Mexico.
Example sentences
  • Historically recorded groups include Apaches, Comanches, Kickapoos, and Kiowas.
  • Several tribes, especially the Cherokees and Creeks in the South and the Shawnees, Kickapoos, Miamis, and others north of the Ohio River, held substantial military power.
  • This Indian Territory was where eastern Indian tribes such as the Kickapoos, Delawares, and Shawnees lived.
2 [mass noun] The Algonquian language of the Kickapoo, now nearly extinct.

adjective

Relating to the Kickapoo or their language.
Example sentences
  • Though the Kickapoo tribe sold the land to the federal government in 1815, the Miamis argued that the area really wasn't theirs to sell: the Miamis already owned it.
  • This diorama shows a reconstruction of the lifeway of the historic Kickapoo people in Illinois.
  • Here is a picture of a Kickapoo wickiup and some more information about wickiups and other Indian brush shelters.

Origin

From Kickapoo kiikaapoa.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Kicka|poo

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