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Allakaweah Tribe

Allakaweah Indians (Al-la-ká’-we-áh, ‘Paunch Indians’)

The name applied by a tribe which Lewis and Clark1 located on Yellowstone and Bighorn Rivers, Montana, with 800 warriors and 2,300 souls. This is exactly the country occupied at the same time by the Crows, and although these latter are mentioned as distinct, it is probably that they were meant, or perhaps a Crow band, more particularly as the Crows are known to their cousins, the Hidatsa, q. v., as the “people who refused the paunch.” The name seems not to have reference to the Gros Ventres.

Footnotes

  1. Trav., 25. Lond., 1897 

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