Indian Place-Names: Their Origin, Evolution, and Meanings, Collected in Kansas from the Siouan, Algonquian, Shoshonean, Caddoan, Iroquoian, and Other Tongues

By: John Rydjord

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Book Details: 392 pages, 9 x 6, paperback / softcover, University of Oklahoma Press


The great variety of Indian place-names in Kansas resulted from attempts to create a pernament Indianfrontier in the West. Beyond Missouri and Arkansas lay the Great American Desert, and there the Indians from the East were urged to settle, supposedly free from the white man's frontier. Consequently, Kansas has Indian place-names not only from its early native inhabitants (Siouan, Caddoan, and Shoshonean tribes) but also from the Algonquians, Iroquois, and other eastern groups, and even a few from the West.
The study of place-names has many facets - linguistics, geography, legends, literature, and folklore. Avoiding the straitjacket of purely linguistic treatment, Dr. Rydjord has grouped the names into chapters based mainly on tribes or linguistic families and treated the names in their historical context,delving into the circumstances that caused them to be given to each political and topographical feature and including a variety of interpretations, even contradictory ones.
392 pages, 9 x 6, paperback / softcover, University of Oklahoma Press

Title: Indian Place-Names: Their Origin, Evolution, and Meanings, Collected in Kansas from the Siouan, Algonquian, Shoshonean, Caddoan, Iroquoian, and Other Tongues

Author: John Rydjord

Categories: Native American, Kansas,

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1982

ISBN Number: 0-8061-1763-X

ISBN Number 13: 9780806117638

Binding: paperback / softcover

Book Details: 392 pages, 9 x 6, paperback / softcover, University of Oklahoma Press

Seller ID: 117638