Native American Place Names in Mississippi

Native American Place Names in Mississippi

by Keith A. Baca
     
 

Biloxi. Tunica. Yazoo. Tishomingo. Tallahatchie. Itta Bena. Yockanookany. Bogue Chitto. Such colorful names, given by the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and other tribes, contribute significantly to Mississippi's sense of place. Yet the general public is largely unaware of precise meanings and tribal roots. Native American Place Names in Mississippi is the first reference book… See more details below

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Biloxi. Tunica. Yazoo. Tishomingo. Tallahatchie. Itta Bena. Yockanookany. Bogue Chitto. Such colorful names, given by the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and other tribes, contribute significantly to Mississippi's sense of place. Yet the general public is largely unaware of precise meanings and tribal roots. Native American Place Names in Mississippi is the first reference book devoted to the subject. This Book: Translates numerous names for the first time, Identifies the most likely meanings of many names with more than one recorded interpretation, Corrects misconceptions, Presents Native American history, legends, and myths, Provides the location of each named place.

About the Author:
Keith A. Baca is Formerly an archaeologist with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578069552
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
143
Sales rank:
1,385,722
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     xi
Native American Place Names in Mississippi     3
References     137

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