Special Report

50 Places With Native American Names

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36. Pontiac, Illinois
> Origin of name: Ottawa
> Definition of name: Named for Odana chief

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37. Roanoke, Virginia
> Origin of name: Algonquian
> Definition of name: Shell money

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38. Saratoga, New York
> Origin of name: Mohawk
> Definition of name: Place of swift water

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39. Savannah, Georgia
> Origin of name: Shawnee
> Definition of name: Named for Shawnee people

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40. Seattle, Washington
> Origin of name: Duwamish
> Definition of name: Named for Chief Seathl