General Abizaid

shokooh Ingham shokoohbanou at
Wed Mar 8 19:46:25 UTC 2006

On a non-linguistic Siouan question, does anyone know
whether General John Abizaid, one of the senior
commanders of American forces in Iraq is a Lakota? 
There are two families among the Lakotas with Arab
names. One is Abdella and the other Abizaid.  I was
told these names went back to "Syrian"  forefathers
who had married into the tribe.  'Syrian' at that
period, I suppose 19th Century, would probably mean
Lebanese and probably Arab Christians who had come
maybe via the French in Canada.


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