shokoohbanou at yahoo.co.uk
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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