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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOHAWK

It follows the watershed from the lake to Oneida, and clears the Mohawk Valley northward.

In these old times the Mohawk Indians were still numerous in Pennsylvania.

And all agreed to it, and so Mohawk Bowmen was decided upon as the club name.

It also shows the road leading to the Mohawk village on the Grand River.

He also printed a Mohawk Prayer-book in quarto; this was issued in 1715.

The Mohawk chief was received in pompous state at the Governor's table.

"Look yonder," said Mayall, as he pointed his carbine up the Valley of the Mohawk.

Another Indian Chief addressed his brethren in the Mohawk tongue.

In this connection it may be observed that the name "Mohawk" means "Cannibal."

The Mohawk valley is noted for its beauty and the fertility of its soil.

WORD ORIGIN

North American Indian tribe name, Iroquoian, 1630s, Mohowawogs (plural), said to mean "they eat living things" in a southern New England Algonquian tongue, probably a reference to cannibalism. Cf. Unami Delaware /muhuwe:yck/ "cannibal monsters." The people's name for themselves is kanye'keha:ka. Meaning "haircut style favored by punk rockers" is c.1975, from fancied resemblance to hair style of the Indians in old illustrations. The style of cut earlier was called a Mohican (1960). Mohoc, Mohock, variant form of the word, was the name given 1711 to gangs of aristocratic London ruffians.

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