Native American Place Names of Indiana

Native American Place Names of Indiana

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In tracing the roots of Indiana place names, Michael McCafferty focuses on those created and used by local Native Americans. Drawing from exciting new sources that include three Illinois dictionaries from the eighteenth century, the author documents the language used to describe landmarks essential to fur traders in Les Pays d’en Haut and settlers of the Old Northwest territory. Impeccably researched, this study details who created each name, as well as when, where, how and why they were used. The result is a detailed linguistic history of lakes, streams, cities, counties, and other Indiana names. Each entry includes native language forms, translations, and pronunciation guides, offering fresh historical insight into the state of Indiana.

A linguistic history of Native American place names in Indiana

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2008
ISBN: 9780252032684
Branch Call Number: 970.472 M123n
Characteristics: xxix, 299 : maps ; 24 cm


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