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Indian Local Names, with Their Interpretation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...the name of a town in Accomac Co., Va. / Ob'scob: This word means either "at the white rock," or "at the narrow passage of the rocks;" the name of a village in Conn., near the mouth of Oyster river. Oc'capogue, accup--a creek; the name of a stream on Long Island. Oc'cohan'nock, woak-hanne; i. e., "crooked, winding stream," "a stream with large bends;" the Indian name of a stream in Va. Oc'coquan, okhucquoan, woakhucquon, or huckquoan; i. e., "a hook," or "anything bent to the form of a hook." Some say the word is derived from shacqohocan--a stone, and means "stony creek." This, however, is very doubtful. The word is the name of a stream in Prince William's Co., Va. Oce'yedan, or Aceyedan; i. e., "place of weeping." So called by the Dakotas because of weeping there the death of some of their relatives; the name of a creek in Iowa which flows into the Little Sioux river. Ochishat'chee; i. e., "hickory leaf river." Ocklocko'nee; i. e., "yellow water;" the name of a river in Fla. Ock'lowaha'; i. e., "muddy, or miry place." Ocmul'gee or Okmul'gi, oki--water, mulgis--it is boiling; i. e., "boiling water;" the name of a river in Ga. Ohi'o, ohui--very, opeek--white with froth, hanne--stream; i. e., "the stream very white with froth," or " the stream abounding in white caps." The foregoing definition is given by Revd. John Heckewelder. Revd. Christian Fred Post, also a missionary among the Indians, and who lived with the Senecas for many years says this word is derived from ohee-ye-ga-hun-da, and sig. "good river," or "beautiful river." This definition being identical with the name given the Ohio by the Frenc... Hide synopsis

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