Definition of Kickapoo in English:

Kickapoo

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɪkəpuː
 
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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.
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    • 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

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  • Relating to the Kickapoo or their language.
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    • 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.

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