Red Willow Creek

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Red Willow Creek
Countries United States
State Nebraska
Villages Wallace, Nebraska,
Red Willow, Nebraska
Mouth Republican River
 - location Red Willow, Nebraska
 - elevation 730 m (2,395 ft)
 - coordinates 40°13′21″N 100°29′13″W / 40.22250°N 100.48694°W / 40.22250; -100.48694Coordinates: 40°13′21″N 100°29′13″W / 40.22250°N 100.48694°W / 40.22250; -100.48694
Basin 783 sq mi (2,028 km2)

The Red Willow Creek is a 126-mile-long (203 km)[1] tributary of the Republican River in Nebraska. The name is reported to be a mistranslation of the Dakota Indian name Chanshasha Wakpala, which literally means Red Dogwood Creek. The Dakota referred to the creek as such because of an abundance of the red dogwood shrub that grew along the banks. Its stem and branches are deep red in color, and it is favored in basket making.[2]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 29, 2011
  2. ^ "History", Nebraska Association of County Officials, Retrieved on March 14, 2008.

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