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Old 03-13-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Texas:

Anadarko
Anahuac
Angelina
Apache
Ayish
Bedias
Bois d'Arc
Bowles
Caddo
Cherokee
Comache
Delaware
Nacogdoches
Navasota
Quanah
Seminole
Shawnee
Tahoka
Tehuacana
Waco
Wichita
Don't forget Tejas, the Caddo word for friend, ally.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Waco, Tx.

Plano, Tx.

Wow, there are TONS of Native American names of places in Texas.

The very first one that came to my mind was Caddo Lake.

Here are a few more:
Texas Indians and Texas Place Names | Texas Historical Commission

Here are some:

Anahuac
Arcola
Caddo Mills
Kickapoo
Comanche
Cherokee County
Atascosa River
Mobeetie
Nacogdoches
Navasota
Nocona
Omaha
Onalaska
Neches (Spanish from the Caddo word Nachawi)
Quanah
Roanoke
Saginaw
Seminole
Waxahachi


Interesting facts about the name White Settlement:
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The name of White Settlement originated as a result of there being two settlements in the area: one occupied predominantly by Native Americans (near where Fort Worth is located today), and the other one being occupied by white settlers. The latter settlement received the name "White Settlement" as a way to distinguish itself from the Native American settlement.

On October 14, 2005, city leaders announced a plan to have local voters decide on a possible name change for the town from White Settlement to West Settlement. In the November 8 election, the name change was overwhelmingly rejected by a vote of 2388 to 219.
White Settlement, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'm sure there are more but these will do for now!
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Oh and a funny Native American name from close to where I lived in Columbus, GA is "Nankipoo."

We always said it sounded like "Monkey Poo."
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Old 03-14-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I've lived in eight cities with Indian names:

Waupun, Seattle, Memramcook, Hiawatha, Mobile, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Aptos. Also, Atyra, but that's in Paraguay, does that count? I suspect Reñaca, Chile, is also an Indian name.

Exactly half of the 50 states have Indian names.

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Old 03-14-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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Yes, good one. Thank you.

Also, there are (I'm reading off a list):

Chiloquin
Clatskanie
Coquille (or French?)
Deschutes (maybe)
Estacada
Klamath
Manzanita
Multnomah
Philomath
Shaniko
Tillamook
Ukiah
Wallowa
Yachats
Yoncalla

I think Washington has more Indian names than Oregon. Many of Oregon's names were established by Oregon Trail settlers.
Here's a few more:

Umpqua
Umatilla
Neskowin
Kalapuya
Coos
Siletz
Siuslaw
Alsea
Wasco
And, of course, Willamette!

Interestingly, I've often heard many of these words mispronounced but now I'm finding myself unsure how to pronounce the words posted from other states!

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