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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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).

Sauk -- U.S. County in Wisconsin
Population (2000): 55225
Housing Units (2000): 24297
Land area (2000): 837.629932 sq. miles (2169.451473 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 10.795462 sq. miles (27.960116 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 848.425394 sq. miles (2197.411589 sq. km)
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 43.444512 N, 89.900870 W
Sauk, WI
Sauk County
Sauk County, WI

Sauk may refer to:

  • Sauk, Albania, a village
  • Sauk people, group of Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands culture group

Usage examples of "sauk".

Just to get as far from Nundawaonoga as she was now, they needed to pass through the countries of enemies: the Eries, the Shawnees, the Miami, Kickapoo, Potawatomi, Sauk, Fox, Mascouten, and Iowa.

The first sermon I heard there was preached in Rockville--a town-site on the Sauk, twelve miles from its confluence with the Mississippi--in a store-room of which the roof was not yet shingled.

In his old age, he and his band of Sauk and Fox led the frontier US Army on quite a chase, before the army trapped him at the Bad Axe River and slaughtered hundreds of his people, including women and children.

July 29, Boone and Lewis were guarding prisoners at the Hollow when they were attacked by a band of Sauk, who split up to escape.

He was the greatest horror writer to come along since Sauk City was the center of horror publishing and Stephen King gave up the art.

She passed between High Top and Taum Sauk mountains in this pleasant valley.

Author, anthologist, editor, publisher, he was born, lived and died in Sauk City, Wisconsin.

The Omahas were once one of the numerous and powerful tribes of the prairies, vying in warlike might and prowess with the Sioux, the Pawnees, the Sauks, the Konsas, and the Iatans.

This great-grandfather, for several years when he was a young man, had run a trading post up on the Kickapoo, trading with the Sauks and Foxes who still were in the area.