Native American Place Names of Rhode Island
This dictionary of Native American places was originally published in 1909. Alphabetically arranged by Native American name, this reference work gives insight into the Native origins of Rhode Island cities, towns, rivers, streams, lakes, and other locales. What was the Narragansett territory is closely aligned with the current boundaries of the state of Rhode Island. The significance of the word Narragansett is ""at the little point"" or ""island.""
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Abnaki aborigines Apponaug Barrington Bashaba Blackstone River boundary branch Brigham Bristol Brook Burrillville Charlestown Chepachet Chesewane chief sachem Conanicut Conn Connecticut River corruption Cove Cranston Creek deed Denison Early Rec east England Hampshire Hill History Homoganset Hopkinton Indian Names Johnston Kickamuit Knightsville Lands of Rhode Little Compton Mahicans Malecites Mashantatuck Mashanticut Mashapaug Mass Massachusetts meadow Merrimack Misquamicut Mohegans Moswansicut Mount Hope Bay Namcook Narraganset Bay Natick Neck Newport Niantics Ninigret's Nipmucks North Smithfield occupied Parsons Pascachuto Passamaquoddy Passcogue Pawcatuck River Pawtucket Pawtuxet River Pequots Pettaquamscot Plym Pocasset Point Judith Pokanoket Ponaganset Popanomscut Potowomut Potter's Bridge probably Prov q. v. Bicknell q. v. Rider Quanacontaug Quidnesit Quowatchaug resided Rhode Island Rider's map sachem sachemdom Scituate Seekonk Shannock Sogkonate Souhegan South Kingston southwest of Providence Sowams Swamp territory Tiverton tract tribe Usquebaug Vermont Vide Nippsatchuck Wampanoags Warren Warwick Wayunkeke West Greenwich Westerly and Charlestown Weybosset Wickford Woonsocket Yomtunnock