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Cowlitz, Washington (Tribe: Cowlitz)
The name of a county and river derived from the tribal name; meaning “capturing the medicine spirit.”
Sacajawea, Oregon (Tribe: Shoshone)
The name of a peak named after the Shoshone woman who was a part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; meaning “bird woman.”
Missoula, Montana (Tribe: Flathead)
The name of a city and county; meaning “by very cold water”
—or “feared water.”
Kansas (Tribe: Kansa)
The name of a state, city, and river derived from the Kansas or Kansa tribal name; meaning “people of the south wind.”
Utah (Tribe: Ute)
The name of a state, county, and lake derived from the tribal name; meaning “high up” or “ land of the sun.”
Tehachapi, California (Tribe: Paiute)
The name of a town, mountain and mountain range; meaning “frozen.”
Arizona (Tribe: Tohono O’odham)
The name of a state; meaning “place of the small spring.”
Oklahoma (Tribe: Muskogean)
The name of a state, city, and county; meaning “red people.”
Texas (Tribe: Caddoan)
The name of a state; meaning “friendship, ally.”
Pojoaque, New Mexico (Tribe: Tewa)
The name of a town; meaning “drink-water place.”
Manitou Lake & Springs, Colorado (Tribe: Algonkian)
The name of a lake and town; meaning “Great Spirit.”
Missouri (Tribe: Missouria)
The name of a state and river derived from the tribal name; meaning “people with the dugout canoes.”
Iowa (Tribe: Siouan)
The name of a state, city, county, river, and falls derived from the tribal name; meaning “sleepy ones.”
Nebraska (Tribe: Omaha)
The name of a state and national forest; meaning “flat or spreading water.”
Minnesota (Tribe: Siouan)
The name of a state, lake, and river; meaning “water that reflects the sky.”
Waubay, South Dakota (Tribe: Siouan)
The name of a town and lake; meaning “nesting place for wild fowl.”
North Dakota (Tribe: Dakota)
The name of a state and river derived from the tribal name of people also known as Sioux; meaning “ally, friend.”
Chicago, Illinois (Tribe: Algonkian)
The name of a major city and river; meaning “onion place.”
Mackinaw, Michigan (Tribe: Ojibway)
The name of a town, county, island, and straits; meaning
“island of the large turtle.”
Weyauwega, Wisconsin (Tribe: Ojibway)
The name of a town; meaning “he embodies it.”
Wisconsin (Tribe: Ojibway)
The name of a state, river, lake, and rapids; meaning
“the gathering of waters.”
Winona, Minnesota (Tribe: Siouan)
The name of a city; meaning “first-born daughter.”
Nantahala, North Carolina (Tribe: Cherokee)
The name of mountains, gorge, lake, river, and national forest; meaning “place of the middle sun.”
Wakulla, Florida (Tribe: Seminole)
The name of a river and town; meaning “loon.”
Alabama (Tribe: Choctaw)
The name of a state and river; meaning “cleaners of thickets.”
Mississippi (Tribe: Algonkian)
The name of a state and river; meaning “large river.”
Wyoming (Tribe: Algonkian)
The name of a state; meaning “extensive plains.”
Ponca, Arkansas (Tribe: Siouan)
The name of a town derived from the tribal name; meaning “sacred head.”
Rappahannock River, Virginia (Tribe: Algonkian)
The name of a river; meaning “back and forth stream.”
Oswego, New York (Tribe: Iroquois)
The name of a city; meaning “the outpouring.”
Ohio (Tribe: Iroquoian)
The name of a state and river; meaning “beautiful river.”
Muncie, Indiana (Tribe: Munsee)
The name of a city derived from the tribal name; meaning
“people of the stony country.”
Kentucky (Tribe: Iroquoian)
The name of a state, lake, and river; meaning “meadowland.”
Massachusetts (Tribe: Massachuset)
The name of a state and bay; meaning “at the range of hills.”
Tecopa, California (Tribe: Shoshone)
The name of a town; meaning “sand dunes.”
Pahrump, Nevada (Tribe: Paiute)
The name of a town; meaning “water stone.”
Kayenta, Arizona (Tribe: Navajo)
The name of a town; meaning “where the water is coming out fast.”
Chuska Mountains, Arizona (Tribe: Navajo)
The name of a mountain range; meaning “flat, rounded area.”
Kennebunk, Maine (Tribe: Algonkian)
The name of a town and river; meaning, “long cut bank.”
Pocatello, Idaho (Tribe: Shoshone)
The name of a town; meaning “the wayward one.”
Connecticut (Tribe: Mohegan)
The name of a state and river; meaning “the long river.”
Narragansett, Rhode Island (Tribe: Narragansett)
The name of a city and bay derived from the tribal name;
meaning “people of the small point.”
Ascutney, Vermont (Tribe: Abenaki)
The name of a town and mountain; meaning “end of river fork.”
Puyallup, Washington (Tribe: Payallup)
The name of a town, meaning “generous people.”
Pocono, Pennsylvania (Tribe: Delaware)
The name of mountain range, lake and stream; meaning “valley stream.”
Ocmulgee River, Georgia (Tribe: Hitchiti)
The name of a river; meaning “where the water bubbles up.”
Klamath River, California (Tribe: Chinook)
The name of a river; meaning “the people.”
Poweshiek County, Iowa (Tribe: Fox)
The name of a county named after the Indian chief whose name means “to dash the water off.”