1625–35, Americanism ; < the Massachusett reflex of Proto-Algonquian *šeka·kwa (derivative of *šek- urinate + -a·kw fox,foxlike animal
In case you were wondering this is origin of the word SKUNK. And why do I bring this up?
Today my dog Shunka met his first skunk. Not a happy camper my boy. He stinks in spite of a bath and a day outside and he will not be joining us in the bedroom tonight.