List of place names in Nebraska of Native American origin

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This is a list of Native American place names in the U.S. state of Nebraska. These include state, county, townships, cities, towns, and villages.

State[edit]

  • Nebraska - The name of the state is derived from an Omaha name meaning "flat water." In the Omaha language the name is Nibthaska; ni, water, and bthaska, flat.

Counties[edit]

  • Red Willow - A mistranslation of the Dakota name "Chan-shasha Wakpala", which literally means Red Dogwood Creek, this shrub being abundant along its banks.
  • Cheyenne
  • Dakota
  • Loup - Named for the Skidi Pawnee, whose name means "wolf", which in French is loup.
  • Nemaha
  • Otoe
  • Pawnee
  • Sioux
  • Keya Paha - Means "turtle hill", is descriptive of the small hills in its vicinity.

Villages, towns and cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile for Hyannis, Massachusetts". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder A.M. (1925) Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p 140.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder A.M. (1925) Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p 140.
  • Fontenelle, Henry. (1885) Indian Names of Streams and Localities. Translations and reports of the Nebraska State Historical Society, vol. 1, p. 76, 1885.
  • Gilmore, Melvin R. (1919) Some Indian Place Names in Nebraska. Nebraska State Historical Society, vol. 19, pp. 130-139.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile for Hyannis, Massachusetts". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder A.M. (1925) Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p 140.

External links[edit]

Indian Place Names in New Jersey