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Old 02-04-2007, 04:13 PM   #16
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Hunkapa .. that's us ... lol

I am told it most literally means "End of Horns" (as in the late Benny End of Horns). The inference of being at the camp's entrance is due to the camp's shape as a semi-circle like a buffalo's head and horns. The opening to the camp is between the "horns".

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However, others have said that there was a time when hunters of this band consulted a spiritual person, called a winkte, for advise on finding game. The winkte advised the hunters to place their bows on a hilltop while he prayed. However, during this time an enemy war party appeared, and killed many of the hunters, because they were ‘without bows’.
Umm ... the wic'asa wakan they consulted could indeed have been a winkte, but that's not what it means. A winkte is a homosexual, but is thought by some to have mysterious knowledge so they go to him for advice. A spiritual person is a wic'asa wakan. That is what I was told.
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