pogamoggan

noun pog·a·mog·gan \ ˌpägəˈmägən \

Definition of pogamoggan

plural -s
:a club used as a weapon or ceremonial object by various American Indian peoples and usually consisting in the Great Lakes region of a flat curved club with a knobbed head and in the Plains region of a piece of stone fastened to the end of a slender stick covered with leather

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Origin and Etymology of pogamoggan

of Algonquian origin; akin to Ojibwa pägämâgan club, Cree päkämâgan hammer, literally, (something) used for striking


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