Vol. 43 No. 3 (1995)
Research Article

Mvskoke Personal Names

Published 1995-09-01



A description of the traditional structure of Creek and Seminole formal names (appellations) and nicknames illuminates the forms and frequencies of names appearing on historical censuses since the seventeenth century. Personal names were permuted within the Mvskoke cultural system and were transformed into English names primarily by literation, translation and homophonization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


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