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The National Music of America. 129
Governor Edward Winslow, in his book entitled " Good News from New England" (London, 1624), states that the Indians were always obliged to call him "Winsnow," through their inability to pronounce the aforesaid letter.
Another authority states that "Eankke" in one of the Indian dialects means a coward, and that the New Englanders were thus called by the Virginians because they refused to assist them against the Cherokees.
One authority, whose imagination would certainly give him good rank among some of the Shakesperian commentators, suggests that the word might be a corruption of " Yorkshire."
Another states that the English, having conquered a tribe of Indians called the " Yankoos," received the name of that tribe, "according to Indian custom." As no tribe of that name has yet been discovered, and
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