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Louisiana Place Names of Indian Origin, Louisiana Place Names of Indian Origin, 0817355057, 0-8173-5505-7, 978-0-8173-5505-0, 9780817355050, , , Louisiana Place Names of Indian Origin, 0817380728, 0-8173-8072-8, 978-0-8173-8072-4, 9780817380724,

Louisiana Place Names of Indian Origin
A Collection of Words
William A. Read, edited and with an introduction by George Riser

Quality Paper
2008. 168 pp.
978-0-8173-5505-0
Price:  $18.95 t
E Book
2009. 168 pp.
978-0-8173-8072-4
Price:  $18.95 d

His writings spanned five decades and have been instrumental across a wide range of academic disciplines. Most importantly, Read devoted a good portion of his research to the meaning of place names in the southeastern United States—especially as they related to Indian word adoption by Europeans.

This volume includes his three Louisiana articles combined: Louisiana: Louisiana Place-Names of Indian Origin (1927), More Indian Place-Names in Louisiana (1928), and Indian Words (1931). Joining Alabama's reprint of Indian Places Names in Alabama and Florida Place Names of Indian Origin and Seminole Personal Names, this volume completes the republication of the southern place name writings of William A. Read. 


George M. Riser is a retired internist, Louisiana native, and a vocational archaeologist and historian of Louisiana's past.


Also of Interest

Indian Place Names in Alabama
William A. Read, and revised edition by James B. McMillan


Florida Place-Names of Indian Origin and Seminole
by William A. Read


Historic Indian Towns in Alabama, 1540-1838
by Amos J. Wright, Jr.


Place Names in Alabama
by Virginia O. Foscue