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origin of the place names of Nebraska

J. T. Link

origin of the place names of Nebraska

the toponomy of Nebraska

by J. T. Link

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Published by Nebraska Geological Survey, University of Nebraska in [Lincoln] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Names, Geographical -- Nebraska.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesToponomy of Nebraska.
    Statementby J.T. Link.
    SeriesBulletin. Second series -- 7, Bulletin (Nebraska Geological Survey) -- 7
    ContributionsNebraska Geological Survey
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE135 .A4 no. 7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination186 p. ;
    Number of Pages186
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18551578M

      Nebraska, which was admitted to the union as the 37th state on March 1, , two years after the end of the American Civil War, contains some of the nation’s. The Place Names of New Mexico is an invaluable guide to the state's geography and history. It explains more than 7, names of features large and small throughout the state--towns, mountains, rivers, canyons, counties, post offices, and even abandoned settlements--as well as providing relevant information about location, history, and current status.5/5(2).

    Explore our list of Nebraska - State & Local History Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Like No Other Place: The Sandhills of Nebraska. The Denver Public Library - Colorado Place Names Preface This is hardly a Colorado history book. It is, rather, a directory of places in Colorado, past and present — all kinds of places. In fact, it is the most complete such guide to be found in a single reference. No previously published directory comes close to its extent or depth of coverage.

    Oregon Name Oddities. Many names in Oregon came about through misunderstanding, mispronunciation, and misspelling.. Willamette River has gone through many spellings but the root word was the Indian word, Wal-lamt. When an early explorer asked an Indian the name as he pointed toward the river, the Indian answered "Wal-lamt". Nebraska. U.S. territory organized , admitted as a state , from a native Siouan name for the Platte River, either Omaha ni braska or Oto ni brathge, both literally "water flat."The modern river name is from French rivière platte, which means "flat river."Related: Nebraskan. Bug eaters, a term applied derisively to the inhabitants of Nebraska by travellers on account of the .


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Origin of the place names of Nebraska by J. T. Link Download PDF EPUB FB2

THE ORIGIN OF THE PLACE NAMES OF NEBRASKA. (The Toponomy of Nebraska). Paperback – January 1, by J. Link (Author)Author: J. Link. About this Book Catalog Record Details. Origin of Nebraska place names, compiled by the Federal writers' Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Nebraska.

View full catalog record. Rights: Public Domain, Google-digitized. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Origin of Nebraska place names. Lincoln, Neb.: Stephenson School Supply Co., © (OCoLC) Citation. Link, J.T., The Origin of the Place Names of Nebraska.

Lincoln: University of Nebraska. Cited by: 2. Enriching the Fitzpartick study, and considerably increasing its scope, are four new chapters derived from another standard work, The Origin of the Place Names of Nebraska (The Toponomy of.

NEBRASKA. Nebraska, the name of the state, is derived from an Omaha Indian name meaning "flat water." In the Omaha Indian language the name is Nibthaska; ni, water, and bthaska, name was given by the Indians to the Platte river because it. Sherard's Nebraska Place Names Index. Quin.

Smith & Van Zandt's tracing of an original map of the Territory of Nebraska drawn by the U.S. Surveyor General's Office - Surveyor General's Office Map Showing the Progress of Public Surveys in Kansas and Nebraska - Colton's Kansas and Nebraska. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism.

p Fontenelle, Henry. () Indian Names of Streams and Localities. Translations and reports of the Nebraska State Historical Society, vol. 1, p. 76, Gilmore, Melvin R. () Some Indian Place Names in Nebraska.

Nebraska State Historical Society, vol. Nebraska Histories and Genealogies. USA (1,) > Nebraska (14,) > Nebraska Histories and Genealogies () Statewide Histories and Genealogies. A Biographical and genealogical history of southeastern Nebraska FamilySearch Books.

A Biographical and genealogical history of southeastern Nebraska: embellished with portraits of many well. The History Nebraska Library has a collection of over county atlases or plat books ranging from the approximately to the present. Of these, are on microfilm.

(Nebraska Plat Books on Microfilm). The microfilmed copies date mainly from tothough not every county has an atlas for every year. Donated copies are always considered for years that we do. Origin of the place names of Nebraska (The toponomy of Nebraska). [Lincoln] Printed by authority of the State of Nebraska, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Thomas Link.

"History of Nebraska." James C. Olson; University of Nebraska Press, SC3 "Perkey's Nebraska Place Names." Elton Perkey, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln NE, Lists all the towns (post offices, railroad stops) ever known to have existed in Nebraska by county.

Good for locating towns which no longer exist or were renamed. LWJ. Other place-names are hybrids of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon elements.

There is a high level of personal names within the place names, presumably the names of local landowners at the time of naming. In the north and east, there are many place names of Norse origin; similarly, these contain many personal names.

Yet the reader will notice common themes of pride, optimism, and persistence. The community spirit that created and sustained Nebraska's towns and villages in the past is their best hope for the future. That spirit is reflected in these pages.

James E. Potter, Editor, Nebraska State Historical Society, R Street, Lincoln, NE Nebraska History Nebraska History: Selected full-text books and articles. History of Nebraska By Ronald C. Naugle; John J. Montag; James C.

Olson University of Nebraska Press, (4th edition) Read preview Overview. Nebraska. Books Set in Nebraska Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. 16 More Nebraska Towns With Unbelievably Strange Names.

A while ago we brought you 13 weird town names in Nebraska. These are the towns that you can’t help but ask “What in the world?” when you pass by and see their welcome signs. We have far more than just th though. These are another 16 Nebraska towns with unusual names.

Blackbird is the English translation of the name of an Indian chief of the Omahas who lived and died in the vicinity of Blackbird, Nebraska. Gannett gives the word as Washingasahba, meaning, "blackbird," in his book on place names.

The town of Blackbird was named for the Blackbird river which in turn receives its name from that of the Indian chief. The town in which it is set remains unnamed, although at the very beginning, Ron Hansen offers a catalog of place-names—Americus, Covenant, Denmark. A fairly comprehensive one volume history of the State of Nebraska.

This book has an academic feel, and is probably the basis for a college course on the subject, but is also written in such a way to make it accessible to the general reader with extensive citations for further reading for someone looking for more in-depth information/5(4).

What does "Nebraska" mean? The name "Nebraska" is based on an Oto Indian word Nebrathka meaning "flat water" (referring to the Platte River, which is also an official symbol of Nebraska). Some communities in Nebraska that are also names of native American Indian tribes: Cities: Arapahoe, Ogallala, Omaha, Pawnee City, Santee, Ponca, Macy, Winnebago.

Karen Gettert Shoemaker is the author of Night Sounds and Other Stories (Dufour, ) and a novel, The Meaning of Names (Red Hen Press, ). Awards for her writing include a Nebraska Press Association Award for Feature Writing, two Independent Artist Fellowship Awards from the Nebraska Arts Council, and a Nebraska Book Award for Short Reviews: Nebraska Name Meaning Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair).