Louisiana place-names of Indian origin

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Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge, La
Names, Geographical -- Louisiana., Names, Indian -- Louis



Statementby William A. Read.
SeriesUniversity bulletin / Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College ;, v. 19, n.s., no. 2 (Feb. 1927), University bulletin (Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College) ;, v. 19, n.s., no. 2.
LC ClassificationsF367 .R29
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 72 p., [1] folded leaf of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6709329M
LC Control Number27027150

Most importantly, Read devoted a good portion of his research to the meaning of place names in the southeastern United States—especially as they related to Indian word adoption by Europeans.

This volume includes his three Louisiana articles combined: Louisiana: Louisiana Place-Names of Indian Origin (), More Indian Place-Names in His writings spanned five decades and have been instrumental across a wide range of academic disciplines.

Most importantly, Read devoted a good portion of his research to the meaning of place names in the southeastern United States—especially as they related to Indian word adoption by Europeans. This volume includes his three Louisiana articles combined: Louisiana: Louisiana Place-Names of This volume includes his three Louisiana articles combined: Louisiana: Louisiana Place-Names of Indian Origin (), More Indian Place-Names in Louisiana (), and Indian Words ().

Joining Alabama's reprint of Indian Places Names in Alabama and Florida Place Names of Indian Origin and Seminole Personal Names, this volume completes the ,aspx. Florida Place-Names of Indian Origin and Seminole Personal Names. In this Book. Additional Information. South Carolina, and eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisiana.

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From large rivers and towns to tiny creeks and rural communities, Keith A. Baca identifies the most likely meanings of many names with  › Books › History › Americas. Louisiana sits above the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Mississippi River, bordered by Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east and Texas to the   Piyush "Bobby" Jindal – former Republican Governor of Louisiana (first Indian American governor in US history); former member of U.S.

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House of Representatives from California 's 17th Congressional District, former Deputy Assistant Suffice it to say, entire villages assumed the names of Indian origin.

Beginning in the North Western Peninsula, in the community of Diego Martin one would find Patna Village, a village named after the Patna District in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. As the traveller moves eastwards, he/she encounters the village of Kandahar along the foothills of the Northern Range in the Cane Farm /feature-articles/item/legacy-of-our-east-indian-ancestors.

American Indian, member of any of the aboriginal peoples of the Western Hemisphere. The ancestors of contemporary American Indians were members of nomadic hunting and gathering cultures. These peoples traveled in small family-based bands that   You may know that Louisiana was named for French King Louis XIV.

The territory was named in his honor by French explorer La Salle, who claimed the territory to the west of the Mississippi River in the s for France. The huge land tract—the Louisiana Purchase—would later form all or parts of 15 states and two Canadian provinces.

But the cities and towns inside Louisiana have some the description is the meaning and history write-up for the name; separate search terms with spaces; search for an exact phrase by surrounding it with double quotes. example: "lord of the rings" will match names from the novel 'The Lord of the Rings' this field understands simple boolean logic The most comprehensive authority on placenames of American Indian origin American Indian words define the North American landscape.

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Card file of origins of Missouri place names, compiled by students of Robert L. Ramsay, University of Missouri professor of English. Cards are in alphabetical order by place name.

Subjects. Culture; Folklore and Folklife; Florida place-names of Indian origin and Seminole personal names, Author: Read, William A. (William Alexander), Note: Baton Rouge, Louisiana state university press, Link: page images at HathiTrust; US access only: No stable link: This is an uncurated book entry from our extended bookshelves, readable online now but without a ?key=ha   American places have been named after Indian words.

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In fact, about half of the states got their names from Indian words. The name of Kentucky comes from an Iroquoian word (Kentahten), which means "land of tomorrow."Connecticut's name comes from the Mohican word (Quinnehtukqut), which means "beside the long tidal river." And the word "Podunk," meant to describe a insignificant town out Get this from a library.

Place names in Colorado: why communities were so named, of Spanish or Indian origin. [John Frank Dawson] 2 days ago  The origin of the name is unknown, though it possibly comes from a Cherokee rendering of a Yuchi word. Texas: From a Caddo word meaning "allies," used by the Spanish to describe the Caddo and the region they lived in.

Utah: From the Ute people, meaning "people of the mountains" Vermont: From the French "vert mont" meaning "green mountain" Virginia   Because there was a strong mixture of all the different races and cultures,(African/American, Spanish, Indian Irish,German etc.) you will find big differences in these names, so it cannot be presumed that these names would apply to all Louisiana Creoles, but, generally speaking, this list demonstrates the huge impact the French culture has names/ About The Book.

Indian Music—Its Origin, History and Characteristics is a rare work of pre-independence days. The purpose of the book, according to the scholar, is to introduce Louisiana Genealogy.

This state page of our website provides direct links to free major genealogy databases and historical titles and information found on Louisiana Genealogy, whether they exist on our site, or across the :// Mardi Gras Indian Music. Music, typically call-and-response chanting with tambourines and other handheld percussion plays a central role in the Mardi Gras Indian parading.

With their formal hierarchy, the Indians grace the streets of New Orleans’ neighborhoods in   2. Natchitoches Natchitoches- Pronounced nah-codish, or nah-coh-doches in Texas. This name is not to be confused with Nacogdoches, its sister-city in Texas, Natchitoches is a main street community in the central part of Louisiana.

It has a history of being the oldest settlement of the Louisiana Purchase. The city is named in honor of the Natchitoches Indian ://   Louisiana Purchase, western half of the Mississippi River basin purchased in from France by the United States.

The purchase doubled the size of the United States, greatly strengthened the country materially and strategically, and provided a powerful impetus to westward ://   While the origin is still very cloudy, it would seem more likely that this word was a Wyandot (Iroquoian) word meaning "large, great" or, used alone, "the great one".

This is based on missionary and Indian agent reports of the time. Oklahoma: Oklahoma became the   We provide names from every origin you could possibly think of and with an overabundance of cultures to choose from.

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