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Nokomis and another form Nokoma means moon child.

Nokomis is the name of Nanabozho's grandmother in the Ojibwe traditional stories and was the name of Hiawatha's grandmother in Longfellow's poem, The Song of Hiawatha, which is a re-telling of the Nanabozho stories. Nokomis is an important character in the poem, mentioned in the familiar lines.

Lake Nokomis is a lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The lake was named after Longfellow's character.

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