Derivations of Indian Place Names around the Great Lakes

Indian Names of Places Near the Great Lakes

In this 71-page book, historian Dwight Kelton of Detroit describes the Indian origins and derivations of many of the place names in the Great Lakes region. Only a handful of Wisconsin names (Ashland, Kaukauna, Lake Winnebago, and Washington Island) are included.

Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
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Creator: Kelton, Dwight H., 1843-1906.
Pub Data: Detroit, Mich.: Detroit Free Press Printing Co., 1888.
Citation: Kelton, Dwight H. Indian Names of Places Near the Great Lakes. (Detroit, 1888). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 12/1/2015
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