Piominko's Name Gained Through Exploits

Richard Green

Using Piominko as an example, tribal historian Richard Green recounts the Chickasaw warrior tradition whereby a warrior’s name would change through his lifetime according to his exploits.

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How Mountain Leader Piominko Got His Name

Brad Lieb
The famed Mountain Leader Piominko’s name comes from the Chickasaw words “hopayi',” meaning prophet and “minko',” meaning leader.