Indian Placenames in America

Indian Placenames in America

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The American Indians have lost much of their land over the years, but their legacy is evident in the many places around the United States that have Indian names. Countless placenames have, however, been corrupted over time, and numerous placenames have similar spellings but different meanings. This reference work is a reprint in one combined volume of the two-volume set published by McFarland in 2003 and 2005. Volume One covers the name origins and histories of cities, towns and villages in the United States that have Indian names. It is arranged alphabetically by state, then alphabetically by city, town or village name. Additional data include population figures and county names. Probable Indian placenames with no certain origin also receive entries, and as much history as possible is provided about those locations. Volume Two covers more than 1400 rivers, lakes, mountains and other natural features in the United States with Indian names. It is arranged by state, and then alphabetically by natural feature. Counties are provided for most entries, with multiple counties listed for some entries where appropriate. In addition to name origins and meanings, geophysical data such as the heights of mountains and lengths of waterways are indicated.Newaukum, WA 174 Newaygo, MI 88 Newhalem, WA 174 Newhalen, AK 16 Niangua, MO 101 Ninilchik, AK 16 Ninnekah, ... MS 98 Olancha, CA 32 Olathe, KS 68 Olema, WA 175 Oljeto, UT 162 Ollala, WA 175 Omaha, NE 105 Omak, WA 175 ... CO 38 Pahokee, FL 46 Pahrump, NV 106 Paimiut, AK 17 Pala, CA 32 Palatka, FL 46 Palo Pinto, TX 158 Palouse, WA 175 ... NJ 113 Pismo, CA 33 Plaquemine, LA 74 Pluckemin, NJ 113 Pocatello, ID 53 Pocola, OK 136 Pocomoke City, MD 80anbsp;...

Title:Indian Placenames in America
Author: Sandy Nestor
Publisher:McFarland - 2004-11-29

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