Nakoda Names

Ĩyãħé Nakoda & Translation Image/English
Ĩyãħé Nakoda
(Mountain People)
Nakoda
(People, Human or Humans - referring only to the Ĩyãħé Nakoda )
Yéθka
(Those Without Blemish)
Yéθkabi
(Those Without Blemish)
Iyéθka
(Those Without Blemish)
Wapamakθé
(Head Decapitators)
Mĩnĩ θnĩ Wa-pta
(Cold Water River) (Note: Mĩnĩ θnĩ Wa-pta is in the geographic region where the majority of the clans traditionally settled.)
Morley Reserve
Ga-hna
(Along the Foothills) (Note: Ga-hna is in the geographic region where the southern clans traditionally settled.)
Eden Valley Reserve
Kiska Wa-ptadn
(Big Horn River) (Note: Kiska Wa-ptadn is in the geographic region where the northern clans traditionally settled.)
Big Horn Reserve
wasiju
("white man", or "ugly hairy one")
Ĩ-ktomnĩ
(the "Trickster", or the "Old Man")
Ta-Oθa
(Moose Killer)
Chief Peter Wesley
Éhagé Nakoda
(The Last Nakoda)
Ožĩja θiha
(Bear Paw)
Chief Jacob Bearspaw
Ĩtébijadn Mãnĩ
(Walking Seal)
Chief John Snow
Ganuða Ĩmãkĩjé
(Sitting Wind)
Chief Frank Kaquitts
wotawa
(war standard, or prized personal possession)
Ĩdukabi Tĩda
(Tobacco Plains)
Čã-okiyé Wa-pta
(Permanent Tipi-like Structure River)
Columbia River
Osoda Wa-pta
(Smoky River)
Wotawa Baha
(War Standard Hill)
Cypress Hills
Ožadé Tãga
(The Big Fork)
Brazeau River
Hũga Baha
(Chief Hill)
Chief Mountain
Hũga
(Chief)
θaba Ĩ-hnuwi
(Minor Chief, or Councillor)
Wakã
(Spirit, or God)
Wakã Tãga
(The Big God)