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Native American place names of Indiana
An in-depth historic and linguistic analysis of place names created by historic American Indians in the land that is now termed "Indiana". The names examined include "Ohio (River)," "Lake Michigan," "Wabash River," "Kankakee," "Kekionga, "Ouiatanon," and around a hundred others. Various names located outside the state but important to Indiana history are also discussed, including "(Lake) Erie," "Chicago," "Wisconsin," and "Scioto (River)".
|LC Classifications||F524 .M33 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxix, 299 :|
|Number of Pages||299|
|LC Control Number||2007035938|
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Native American place names of Indiana. [Michael McCafferty] -- A linguistic history of Native American place-names in Indiana.
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