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Mississippi Choctaws provide names to red wolf puppies at zoo

A red wolf pup named Nashoba Homma Osi, or Little Red Wolf, in the Choctaw language. Photo from Facebook

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and the Jackson Zoo held a naming ceremony for eight endangered red wolf puppies.

Chief Phyliss Anderson named the largest pup, Nokshópa Iksho, which means "No Fear" in the Choctaw language. The Choctaw Elderly Center gave the name Tashka Tík, meaning "Female Warrior," to the dominant pup.

Choctaw students named the other six pups. One of them died -- his name was Nashoba Hilóha, or "Thunder Wolf."

In related news, the tribe is holding its 65th annual Choctaw Indian Fair from July 9-12.

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Red wolf puppies named today (AP 5/13)
Red Wolf pups get names at Jackson Zoo (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger 5/12)

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Choctaw Indian Fair entertainment announced (The Neshoba Democrat 5/14)

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