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The Composition of Indian Geographical Names

Illustrated from the Algonkin Languages

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Published: 1870
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,958 / 69 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.5
LoC Category: P
Downloads: 1,518
Added to site: 2006.04.29
mnybks.net#: 13524
Genre: Language
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James River,[13] where is now the city of Richmond. 'Powatan' is pauat-hanne, or 'falls on a rapid stream.'

[Footnote 9: Col. Records of Connecticut, 1677-89, p. 275.]

[Footnote 10: Chandler's Survey of the Mohegan country, 1705.]

[Footnote 11: See Mourt's Relation, Dexter's edition, pp. 84, 91, 99. Misled by a form of this name, Patackosi, given in the Appendix to Savage's Winthrop (ii. 478) and elsewhere, I suggested to Dr. Dexter another derivation. See his note 297, to Mourt, p. 84.]

[Footnote 12: Descrip. of New Sweden, b. ii. ch. 1, 2; Proud's Hist. of Pennsylvania, ii. 252.]

[Footnote 13: "True Relation of Virginia," &c. (Deane's edition, Boston, 1866), p. 7. On Smith's map, 1606, the 'King's house,' at 'Powhatan,' is marked just below "The Fales" on 'Powhatan flu:' or James River.]

Acáwmé or Ogkomé (Chip. agami; Abn. aga[n]mi; Del. achgameu;) means 'on the

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