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Resource: Indian Place Names of New England

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April 20, 2014 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

Fidelia Hoscott Fielding, the last native speaker of Mohegan-Pequot, an Algonquin language spoken in much of Southern New England.

While you are all busy waiting for the release of our next issue of the Gazette, I wanted to share a link to a useful work on Archive.org – John. C. Huden’s “Indian Place Names of New England“.  Any Keeper looking to add some verisimilitude to their projects set in Lovecraft Country (and the wider New England) should recognize the utility of this guide, which includes not only notes one the (very limited) survival of Native speakers of New England’s Indian languages, pronunciation, transliteration, a list of Algonquin roots and their translations, and the substantial list of Native place names and their suggested meaning.  A similar, albeit more limited work is Lincoln Newton Kinnicutt’s “Indian Names of Places in Worcester County“; he wrote several similar books as well for other Massachusetts counties.

Someday I would love to do an issue all about Native Americans in Lovecraft Country…

 

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