Americans have wiped off the map many of the aboriginal names, but the names of geographical features that cannot be owned by individuals, such as those of mountains and great rivers, have often been left with their Amerindian names (sometimes mangled by later arrivals). Here are the Amerindian origins of some US states. Can you name the states? (Indiana is not included, nor is the land of the Utes).
Ashley, Leonard R. N.
"Indian Givers: Amerindian State Names,"
Word Ways: Vol. 33
, Article 21.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol33/iss3/21