Greetings! I read in some books that the Comanches called the Lipan and Mescalero Apaches "eskiwita", what means "gray excrement". Is there any explanation why the Apaches were so called by the Nemene?
Last Edit: Oct 19, 2015 5:55:59 GMT -5 by ouroboros
so far as I know, the Comanche term or name for the Apaches was „Tashin“ or „Tá-ashi“. Probably, the latter name means „turned up“ and having reference to the Apache moccasins.
Concerning the name „Yoakum“ I am not sure, but I think, the name refers to Henderson Yoakum. This man rode with Captain John Moore's ranger force in 1839 or 1840 . That force killed many Comanches. Within the troop were some Lipan Apaches allies , that killed some Comanche prisoners.
Maybe, for any reason, the Comanches called the Lipans afterwards „Yoakum“.