Manhattan to Minisink: American Indian Place Names of Greater New York and Vicinity

Manhattan to Minisink: American Indian Place Names of Greater New York and Vicinity

by Robert S. Grumet
     
 

Drivers exiting the New Jersey Turnpike for Perth Amboy, and map readers marveling at all the places in Pennsylvania named Lackawanna, need no longer wonder how these names originated. Manhattan to Minisink provides the histories of more than five hundred place names in the Greater New York area, including the five boroughs, western Long Island, the New York

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Drivers exiting the New Jersey Turnpike for Perth Amboy, and map readers marveling at all the places in Pennsylvania named Lackawanna, need no longer wonder how these names originated. Manhattan to Minisink provides the histories of more than five hundred place names in the Greater New York area, including the five boroughs, western Long Island, the New York counties north of the city, and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Robert S. Grumet, a leading ethnohistorian specializing in the region’s Indian peoples, draws on his meticulous research and deep knowledge to determine the origins of Native, and Native-sounding, place names.

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ISBN-13:
9780806143361
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
06/24/2013
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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