Keith A. Baca is Formerly an archaeologist with the Mississippi Department of Archives and HistoryA comprehensive guide to the translations and tribal origins of five hundred intriguing designationsBiloxi. Tunica. Yazoo. Tishomingo. Tallahatchie. Itta Bena. Yockanookany. Bogue Chitto. Such colorful names, given by the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and other tribes, contribute significantly to Mississippi's sense of place.
Yet the general public is largely unaware of precise meanings and tribal roots. Native American Place Names in Mississippi is the first reference book devoted to the subject. This Book: Translates numerous names for the first time, Identifies the most likely meanings of many names with more than one recorded interpretation, Corrects misconceptions, Presents Native American history, legends, and myths, Provides the location of each named place. Book jacket.A comprehensive guide to the pronunciations and origins of five hundred intriguing locations in Mississippi
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