I have been reading this book, that so far I do not recommend because it is a bit over the top, called A Thousand White Women. The one thing that I have found funny about it is that while all these white ladies are supposed to be marrying these savage Indian men as some sort of peace treaty in the 1870's, they all somehow get names as they exist among the people. It struck me funny when one woman was upset because she is clumsy and they call her "Falls Down Woman."
I told this to Dear Sir (who I am thinking about renaming 'the professor' since he studies constantly and ignores me thoroughly) and told him that I would be called "Little Stupid Woman" and he would be "Smart Man who Slobbers" or "Can't Use Tools." He whipped out a doozie and I have been laughing ever since. He said they would call me "Cuts Own Hand." I am literally still laughing.
What is your Indian name? I would love to hear it.