Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, 10 April 1806

10 Apr. 1806


The name of the Ricara Chief, as well as I could make it out from the three Interpreters was Ankedoucharo. according to Gravelins pronounciation the letters would be thus divided, Ank-e-douch-a-ro, but I doubt whether they are correct.


H. Dearborn

I think it not improbable, that insted of Ank-e, it should be Inca, as we find that the Peruvian term, Inca, for Chief, is known and continued among some of the Tribes in Louisiana.

H. D.

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