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Help with information rather than just deleting it. Long Island (Tennessee)
KevinMyers, rather than deleting the information, since you have some Wiki know-how, why don't you contribute to the article instead of always reverting it back to the bare minimum of information? I do not have the Wiki know-how that you do, but this article deserves more information than what little it is being scaled down to. Most of the points provided actually come from the National Parks Service, found at this web address: http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/colonials-patriots/sitec54.htm
Do you not think it is important that Boone's Wilderness Road began there? Or that Tennessee gets it's name from The Long Island of the Holston? (HaroldKarey (talk) 04:01, 7 December 2007 (UTC)) (HaroldKarey (talk) 04:09, 7 December 2007 (UTC))
Because of copyright, we cannot just copy and paste text from other websites. Copyright violations will be deleted for legal reasons. Instead, try using the sources to write the history of the island in your own words, and me and other Wikipedia editors will help to polish the Wiki formatting. —KevinMyers 04:10, 7 December 2007 (UTC)
Also, if you have a good piece of text from an on-line source, you can always put it in quotes and include the source at the end, too. I and others would eventually fix up any online citations into proper footnote formatting, if we have the URL and can access the source.
Thank you for adding that source, and for calling my attention to it. Just now I added the Tennessee Encyclopedia into a list of suggested state-specific sources for articles on historic sites, which i maintain in the mainpage of wp:NRHP. Thanks! doncram (talk) 16:02, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
Please justify removing these two sources...
Spoden, Muriel M.C. Kingsport Heritage: The Early Years, 1700 to 1900. Johnson City, TN: The Overmountain Press, 1991(HaroldKarey (talk) 04:08, 7 December 2007 (UTC))
I think those sources are listed now. Anything relevant, like these appear to be, can be listed in a "Further reading" section, or, if on-line, in an "External links" section. doncram (talk) 16:02, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
Yuchi word "Tana-see" doesn't seem to be The Long Island
I just now edited (weakened) the assertion in the main article that a Yuchi word "Tana-see" referred to this Long Island. All the sources I saw (that were at all reliable-looking and not just reprints from Wikipedia) stated that if Tennessee came from a Yuchi word, the Yuchi place referred to was a different place. For example, http://www.tellicotimes.com/Tenn.html states "Some have proposed that Tennessee is a Yuchi word that means "meeting place". According to an ancient Cherokee tradition, there was once a small settlement of Yuchi (or, Uchee) who occupied the area around the mouth of the Hiwassee River [...]" Of course, if somebody can find a reliable source that "Tana-see" refers to The Long Island, they should put the source in and also identify in the text whose theory it is, as it seems to be a pretty unaccepted view. I actually think that as is (after my edit), the paragraph about Tana-see should really be deleted, but I want to give folks a chance to source it instead. (David Couch (talk) 21:10, 29 August 2009 (UTC))
I know very little about Long Island, but I wish to point out that Wikipedia also is a source that says that Tanasi (that village near the mouth of the Hiwassee) is the source of the name. If there's a reliable source saying that some sources associate the name with Long Island, I'd keep it, since nobody really knows for sure. It will be interesting to hear if someone has a source -- or if this is an unfortunate case of "original research" that's been propagated by Wikipedia. --Orlady (talk) 22:05, 29 August 2009 (UTC)