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Help with Jicarilla Apache name/word

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Help with Jicarilla Apache name/word

Posted: 5 Nov 2009 7:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: CONE
Per an 1849 journal(later published as a book), I have learned that the word "CONE" is from Jicarilla Apache; however that source did not bother to give the English translation. Could anyone help me with this??? I know that the Jicarilla are not AZ based, however, I have had no luck in getting any linguist, university professor, or tribal source to give me an opinion.
I am asking this as my Ggrandmother was "Ada or Ader" CONE, who, per several oral, family traditions was born in NM on an Indian reservation c. 1874 and was later orphaned c. 1883 and taken by missionaries who later turned her over to a Presbyterian minister in TX. I won't bore anyone with the details, but she always gave CONE as her last name, and I suspect that her first name Ada or "Ader" was an anglicized version of "Ih-tedda". I would greatly appreciate any and all help on this one.
Regards,
Larry Coats

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