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[sawk] /sɔk/
noun, plural Sauks (especially collectively) Sauk.
a member of a North American Indian people formerly of Wisconsin and Iowa, now living mostly in Oklahoma.
the dialect of the Fox language spoken by the Sauk.
Also, Sac. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Between Deerfoot and Jack was stretched the Sauk, his posture such that his features were in sight.

    Footprints in the Forest Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • On our way to the fort, Sauk Center was the last place at which we found any settlers.

  • It was the Shawanoe and Sauk who now "had the drop" on the Pawnee.

    Footprints in the Forest Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • We turned ours over to the officer in charge of Sauk Center post.

  • They could have each other here and now, and he could give up his decision to return to the Sauk.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Here the Sauk lived all summer, three or four families to a lodge.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • The farmhands had planted corn last spring, but the Sauk raiders had burned it, and some prairie grass had come back.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Who says their lives are over because they live among the Sauk?

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • You must carry my words back to my children, the Sauk and Fox.

    Shaman Robert Shea
Word Origin and History for Sauk

midwestern U.S. Indian tribe, 1722, alternative writing of Sac.

southern Coastal Salishan group of Native Americans, from a native Lushootseed name, probably folk-etymologized by influence of Sauk (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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