Fox Indians

Fox Indians Tribal Origin: Algonquian Family

Also known as: Utŭgamig, means ‘people of the other shore’

Native Name: Měshkwa`kihŭg’ or the ‘red-earth people’

Home Territories: Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin

Language: Meskwaki

Alliances: Sioux and Iroquois

Enemies: Chippewa, Potawatomi, Menominee and the French

The Fox Indians were extremely violent in warfare, which nearly brought about their demise by the French, who considered the complete annihilation of this tribe. They were also code-talkers in WWII.

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