"cohoop", v., = "to whoop", 1676; also 1766-1770; 1909

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Dec 4 02:09:34 UTC 2010

[391] This morning aboute Sun two hours high ye Enimie Alarmed us ...
Some after they gave a shout & Came in sight upon ye Indian hill
great Numbers of them & one as [392] theire accustomed manner is
after a fight, began to signifie to us how many were slaine. They
Cohoop'd seventy-four times, which we hoped was only to affright us
seing [sic] we have no intelegance of any such thing ...

[The Algonquians in King Philip's War celebrated English losses by
shouting to count the enemy dead.  See Lepore, _The Name of War_, p. 62.]

1676 April 22.  Lieut. Richard Jacob's First Letter.  "from Malbary"
[Marlborough, Mass.]

In:  New-England Historic and Genealogical Register ... for the Year
1886.  Vol. 40.
Boston: Published at the Society's House ..., 1886.
Page 392.
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The spectators give a loud cohoop and wish them happy all their days.

[Describing a Native American wedding ceremony.]


In: The Journals of Jonathan Carver and Related Documents, 1766--1770.
Edited by John Parker.
Minnesota Historical Society, 1976
ISBN 0-87351-099-2.
Page 106.
(This is from Chapter One, Journals of the Travels of Jonathan Carver.)
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I gave a long hoop and then listened, but still no sound to be heard.
I again gave a long continued cohoop and Bill bursted out laughing
and asked what was the matter with me.

 From "On the Trail and Trap Line: Hunting and Trapping in Cameron
County."  In four parts.
By E. N. Woodcock, Potter County, Pa.

In:  Hunter-Trader-Trapper.
An Illustrated Magazine of Information.
Columbus, Ohio.
Volume XVII, Number 5,  February 1909.
Page 35. col. 1.  [Multiple paginations; this is p. 582 of 865 in the
PDF; the masthead is on p. 580.]
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