This week's quiz: Rudyard Kipling (fwd)

Mike Cleven ironmtn at BIGFOOT.COM
Wed Mar 10 07:32:47 UTC 1999

At 12:35 PM 3/9/99 -0800, David Robertson wrote:
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>From: "Scott E. Tyler" <styler at>
>> He danced the dread Kloo-Kwallie Dance
>> To tickle Itswoot the Bear!
>> 	--Kipling, "Oregon Legend"
>	[Scott E. Tyler]
>> itswoot = bear
>> klookwalli = tlookwalli, dloogwalla, = wolf dance ceremonial

Is there any relevant etymological connection between "klokwally" or
"klookwalli" for the wolf dance, and klickwillie (sp? - maybe I've not got
the word quite right) for "brass things, rings, ornaments"?
Mike Cleven
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