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There are a handful of cities across America that are named after foods, but only Chicago has both a name and an economic foundation built on agriculture. The place was first called “Shikaakwa”, meaning “smelly onion”, named so in Miami-Illinois, a Native American language, after plants that grew along the Chicago River.


1500 California Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning (Paperback)

The Pueblo of the Picuris is a federally recognized tribe, whose headquarters is in Peñasco, New Mexico. Their own name for their pueblo is Pinguiltha, meaning "mountain warrior place" or "mountain pass place." They speak the Picuris language, a dialect of the Northern Tiwa language, part of the Tanoan language family.


November is Native American Heritage Month. You can learn more about it here: You can also check out previous articles, listed below, we have written that contain tips that help you enjoy Native American Culture during your stay in Santa Fe and with us. The names of our rooms have special meanings, learn about them here: Native American Fetish Carvings and Symbolism:

What does Wisconsin mean? The name is based on the Chippewa Indian word Ouisconsin, believed to mean "grassy place." Wisconsin became the 30th state on May 29, 1848.


The Missiquoi (or the Missisquoi or the Sokoki) are a Native American tribe located in the Wabanaki region of what now is northern Vermont and southern Quebec. This Algonquian group is a sub-group of the Abenaki who lived along the eastern shore of Lake Champlain at the time of the European incursion. Their name Missiassik, which "Missisquois" is derived, means "place of flint" in the Abenaki language; or alternatively, from "Masipskoik a word that means "place where there are boulders"...

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18 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In North Carolina

Raleigh | 18 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In North Carolina-What it means in North Carolina: A place that makes you wonder why Charlotte isn’t the capital of the state.


Stillness in Motion

Olga Ziemska created 'Stillness in Motion', a body of work that explores the concept of place. Olga was using locally harvested trees that grow native to an area to create a female figure in different countries all around the world. The series is called 'Matka' which means mother, a person that is significant to the idea of place, origin and our first physical environment—the womb. This body of work is ultimately a celebration of the diversity of place and also homage to the similarities...

The name “Avandaro” comes from a Purépecha (a native language) word that means “place of the orchard” or “place in the clouds”. It was a territory originally inhabited by the tarasco indigenous people; who...