Tuiekats Chikchamit (Betting and Dealing Cards) volunteered to be the courier. English-speaking tongues, unable to wrap themselves around all those syliables, simply called her Tolo. A heroine the settlers named the lake after her.
Tolo, for whom Toto Lake is named, was a friend of people in Slate Creek. She rode from there to the mining community of Florence in the mountains to spread the news of murders committed by the Nez Perce raiding parties.
The Nez Perce Flight to Canada - An Introduction
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