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Louisiana Place Names of Indian Origin: A Collection of Words

Louisiana Place Names of Indian Origin: A Collection of Words (Paperback)

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William A. Read (1869-1962) was an internationally educated and renowned linguist whose career included 38 years as a professor of English at Louisiana State University. His writings spanned five decades and have been instrumental across a wide range of academic disciplines. Most importantly, Read devoted a good portion of his research to the meaning of place names in the southeastern United States - especially as they related to Indian word adoption by Europeans.This volume includes his three Louisiana articles combined: ""Louisiana Place-Names of Indian Origin"" (1927), ""More Indian Place-Names in Louisiana"" (1928), and ""Indian Words"" (1931). Joining Alabama's reprint of ""Indian Place Names in Alabama"" and ""Florida Place Names of Indian Origin"" and ""Seminole Personal Names"", this volume completes the republication of the southern place name writings of William A. Read.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesIndigenous peoplesReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksTravel & MapsTravel maps & atlasesPlace names & gazetteers Publisher: The University of Alabama Press Publication Date: 15/10/2008 ISBN-13: 9780817355050  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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George M. Riser is a retired internist, Louisiana native, and a vocational archaeologist and historian of Louisiana's past.

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