Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Entertaining and Predictive Indian Names

In the last few decades, many Indians have adopted last names that I am sure are translations from their native languages.  My favorite was Wilma Mankiller, who was elected chief of one tribe some years ago.  From the Canadian GlobalNews channel:
Jimmy Bad Man charged in relation to death of Blood Tribe First Nation woman
After a nearly two-year investigation, RCMP have charged a man in relation to the death of Sara-Jean Big Sorrel Horse of the Blood First Nation.
On June 27, 2015, Big Sorrel Horse was found unresponsive before being taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. 
Yes that really is his last name: Bad Man.

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