Indian Local Names: With Their Interpretation

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The author, 1885 - Names, Geographical - 70 pages
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Page 66 - on the right hand of the Indies, very near the Terrestrial Paradise...
Page 3 - ... Abocadneticook; creek in Maine, branch of the Penobscot River. An Indian word, meaning " a stream narrowed by the mountains." Aboljackarmegas; creek in Maine, branch of the Penobscot River, at the foot of Mount Katahdin. An Indian word, meaning "bare or bold." Abrigada; hill in Waterbury, Connecticut, having on its side a deep cavern-like cliff called the "Indian House," whence the name, which is an Indian word, meaning "shelter or hiding place.
Page 44 - at the mouth," or "pouring out at the mouth." The Saginaw river discharges through Saginaw bay into Lake Huron; the bay forming the place where the river pours out into the lake. Very probably the bay gave name to the river; that is, the Europeans gave the same name to the river which they found attached to the bay; the name of a river in Michigan. SALT LICK CREEK, in W. Penna. was called by the Indians sikhewi-md-honi, or sik-hei-hanne; ie, " salt lick stream," or "a stream flowing from a salt lick.
Page 40 - POCOTO'PAUG, pohqutae-paug; ie, "divided pond;" the name of a large pond in Chatham, Conn., nearly divided in two parts, connected only by a short and narrow strait. PO ' HOP'OKA, pockhapocka ; ie, "two mountains butting with their ends against each other; with a stream of water between...
Page 55 - The indians residing on the banks of this stream, and indeed the Delawares generally, were in the habit of taking the skulls, and whenever possible the other bones of their dead companions to certain spots, and burying them in caverns and deep holes; the name of a creek in Md. WINANK, winaak; ie, "sassafras tree.
Page 42 - Just; the name of a town and island in Accomac Co., Va. PUNXUTAW'NEY, PONKSUTENEY ; ie, "habitation of sandflies;" the name of a town in Jefferson Co., Pa. PY'MATU'ING, pihmtomink; ie, "the crooked-mouthed man's dwelling place...
Page 43 - Pa., lying between the Susquehanna river and a mountain, where the Delawares say they surprised a body of Indians of the Five Nations and defeated them. QUIN'AMOGUE. This word is supposed to be a corruption of quinri-amaug; ie, "long fish place...

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