Fw: Wolf's Friend

Michael Mccafferty mmccaffe at indiana.edu
Wed Nov 17 20:02:47 UTC 2004

Yes, John sent this to me and I thought, well, "it *could* be Algonquian,
but it rang no bell, then I sent it to Dave Costa and it rangeth no bells
with him either.  If this is Algonquian, it's conceivably a garbling.


On Wed, 17 Nov 2004, R. Rankin wrote:

> I received this question and thought I'd pass it along in case someone has
> better insight than I do.  The second name does sort of "look" Algonquian, but
> that's about all I can say.
> Bob
> ----- Original Message -----
> > There was a late 18th-c. Chickasaw headman who was called Wolf's Friend by
> > the whites and he had two native names. One is Chickasaw --Ugulayacabe
> > (Killer of Many Nations)--, but the other isn't: Mooleshawskek. This last
> > doesn't seem to be Siouan, but on the off chance, do you see anything
> > there? I've also asked a colleague here about the possibility of an
> > Algonquian name. The sounds look OK for Algonquian but they are apparently
> > meaningless.
> > Thanks,
> > John

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