are used by the Iroquois people of the United States and Canada.
HIAWATHA m History, Native American, Iroquois
From the Iroquoian name Haio-went-ha
meaning "he who combs"
. This was the name of a Mohawk or Onondaga leader who founded the Iroquois Confederacy, possibly in the 15th century. He was later the subject of a fictionalized 1855 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
ONANGWATGO m Native American, Oneida
Means "big medicine"
in Oneida. This was the name of a chief of the Oneida people, also named Cornelius Hill (1834-1907).
SKENANDOA m Native American, Oneida
Probably from the name of the Shenandoah River in the eastern United States, which is of uncertain origin. This was the name of an 18th-century Oneida chief.
TEKAKWITHA f Native American, Mohawk
Means "she who bumps into things"
or "she who puts things in place"
in Mohawk. Tekakwitha, also named Kateri
, was the first Native American Catholic saint.