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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

which of the 50 states were named for Indian tribes?

which of the 50 states were named for Indian tribes?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Tham153 gave you a good list.

    I do know that Illinois is named for the Ilini tribe.

    And according to this source

    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/iowa/

    The name Iowa comes from Ioway, the French word for the Bah-kho-je Indian tribe that lived in the area.

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  • 3 years ago

    States Named After Indian Tribes

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  • 5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm assuming that this should be the list...of states named for Indian Tribes. (not named for other Indian cities, etc)

    Alabama...the Alabama tribe

    Delaware

    Illinois

    Iowa

    Kansas

    Massachusetts

    Utah

    North and South Dakota

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hi

    Friend refer to this website

    http://www.discovergoldenindia.com/index.asp

    Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. They comprise a large number of distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of which are still enduring as political communities. There is a wide range of terms used, and some controversy surrounding their use: they are variously known as American Indians, Indians, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Indigenous, Aboriginal or Original Americans.

    Not all Native Americans come from the contiguous U.S. Some come from Alaska, Hawaii and other insular regions. These other indigenous peoples, including Alaskan Native groups such as the Inupiaq, Yupik Eskimos, and Aleuts, are not always counted as Native Americans, although Census 2000 demographics listed "American Indian and Alaskan Native" collectively. Native Hawaiians (also known as Kanaka Māoli and Kanaka ʻOiwi) and various other Pacific Islander American peoples, such as the Chamorros (Chamoru), can also be considered Native American, but it is not common to use such a designation.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sorry this is so long but it's a long list.

    Origin of name - Delaware - U.S. state, river, Indian tribe, named for the bay, which was named for Baron (commonly "Lord") De la Warr (Thomas West, 1577-1618), first Eng. colonial governor of Virginia. It is an English name given to a tribe of Algonquian people.

    American Indian Place Names

    Many American places have been named after Indian words.

    In fact, about half of the states got their names from Indian words.

    Alabama: may come from Choctaw meaning "thicket-clearers" or "vegetation-gatherers."

    Alaska: corruption of Aleut word meaning "great land" or "that which the sea breaks against."

    Arizona: from the Indian "Arizonac," meaning "little spring" or "young spring."

    Arkansas: from the Quapaw Indians.

    Connecticut: from an Indian word (Quinnehtukqut) meaning "beside the long tidal river."

    Illinois: Algonquin for "tribe of superior men."

    Indiana: meaning "land of Indians."

    Iowa: probably from an Indian word meaning "this is the place" or "the Beautiful Land."

    Kansas: from a Sioux word meaning "people of the south wind."

    Kentucky: from an Iroquoian word "Ken-tah-ten" meaning "land of tomorrow."

    Massachusetts: from Massachusett tribe of Native Americans, meaning "at or about the great hill."

    Michigan: from Indian word "Michigana" meaning "great or large lake."

    Minnesota: from a Dakota Indian word meaning "sky-tinted water."

    Mississippi (state and river): from an Indian word meaning "Father of Waters."

    Missouri: named after the Missouri Indian tribe. "Missouri" means "town of the large canoes."

    Nebraska: from an Oto Indian word meaning "flat water."

    North Dakota: from the Sioux tribe, meaning "allies."

    Ohio: from an Iroquoian word meaning "great river."

    Oklahoma: from two Choctaw Indian words meaning "red people."

    South Dakota: from the Sioux tribe, meaning "allies."

    Tennessee: of Cherokee origin; the exact meaning is unknown.

    Texas: from an Indian word meaning "friends."

    Utah: from the Ute tribe, meaning "people of the mountains."

    Wisconsin: French corruption of an Indian word whose meaning is disputed.

    Wyoming: from the Delaware Indian word, meaning "mountains and valleys alternating"; the same as the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania

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