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Gens de Vache (Gens des Vaches)

"Gens de Vache" was an alternate name for the Arapaho tribe. This was a name given to them by the French, and means "cow people" in French. (This name was not intended to refer to domestic cows, but to bison, which was an important part of Arapaho diet and culture.)

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Here are links to our webpages about the Gens de Vache tribe and language:

 Arapaho
 Southern Arapaho
 Arapaho words
 Arapaho symbols
 Algonkian
 The Plains Natives

Here are a few good books about the Gens de Vaches:
 Tell Me, Grandmother: Traditions, Stories, and Cultures of Arapaho People
 Arapaho Journeys
 The Arapaho Language



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