Special Report

50 Places With Native American Names

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11. Illinois
> Origin of name: Algonquian
> Definition of name: The men

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12. Indiana
> Origin of name: Iroquois Confederacy
> Definition of name: Land of the Indians

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13. Iowa
> Origin of name: Ioway
> Definition of name: The beautiful land or sleepy ones

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14. Kansas
> Origin of name: Sioux
> Definition of name: People of the south wind

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15. Kentucky
> Origin of name: Iroquoi Nation
> Definition of name: Possibly “Land of tomorrow,” “prairie,” or “river of blood”