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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.


  1. Trav., 25. Lond., 1897 

MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. Web. 25 July 2016.
- Last updated on Jul 20th, 2014

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