In several posts I've mentioned Squamish where I used to go fishing. It got me wondering what the word means. Well, here is what Wikipedia has to say about that:
The term Squamish, meaning " Mother of the Wind", "people of the sacred water" and "Dream Killer", may refer to:
Squamish, British Columbia is a district municipality in British Columbia, Canada.
the Squamish people, an indigenous people, in their language "Sḵwx̱wú7mesh", after whom the river is named (the town Squamish is named for the river)
the Squamish language, the language of the Squamish people
the Squamish Nation, the Indian Act-mandated government of the Squamish people
the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District of British Columbia, Canada
the Squamish River, a river in British Columbia, Canada, named after the Squamish people
the Squamish (wind), a type of wind that occurs in coastal British Columbia
43-Man Squamish, a fictional sport featured in Mad Magazine
Squamish (fraternity), a defunct not officially recognized college social organization at Rutgers University, named after the fictional sport
the Squamish Five, a militant activist group, named as such by the media because they were arrested near Squamish, BC -------------- Pretty interesting I'd say. Is poster Squamish one of the Squamish Five? Did he go to Rutgers? Is he a "Dream Killer", "Mother of the Wind", or one of "people of the sacred water"?