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Native American place names of Massachusetts

Author: R A Douglas-Lithgow
Publisher: Bedford, Massachusetts : Applewood Books, [2001]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"This dictionary of Native American places was originally published in 1909. Alphabetically arranged by Native American name, this reference work gives insight into the name origins of Massachusetts cities, towns, rivers, streams, lakes, and other locales. The current state of Massachusetts retains the name of the once inhabiting tribe, although its people were decimated by illness and disorganized by warfare around  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R A Douglas-Lithgow
ISBN: 1557095426 9781557095428
OCLC Number: 48261159
Notes: Reprint. Published originally in 1909 as part of Indian Place and Proper Names of New England.
Description: 108 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Native American place names of Massachusetts --
List of Massachusetts, or Natick Indian words --
List of principal American-Indian tribes in New England.
Responsibility: R.A. Douglas-Lithgow.

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"This dictionary of Native American places was originally published in 1909. Alphabetically arranged by Native American name, this reference work gives insight into the name origins of Massachusetts cities, towns, rivers, streams, lakes, and other locales. The current state of Massachusetts retains the name of the once inhabiting tribe, although its people were decimated by illness and disorganized by warfare around 1617. Massachusetts is a word meaning 'a hill in the form of an arrow-head'"--Back cover.

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