Vol. 52 No. 3 (2004)
Research Article

A Glossary of Native American Toponyms and Ethnonyms from the Lewis and Clark Journals

Published 2004-09-01



The published journals of the Lewis & Clark expedition, dating from the period 1804-1806, contain many Native American names of places and tribes, some of which entered English usage for the first time through these records. In later days, Native American names were also applied to some places to which Lewis & Clark had given English names. This article presents a glossary of all such terms, giving etymologies from the Native languages. For toponyms currently in use, information is also given regarding state, county, and present-day English pranunciation.


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