Applied Anthro in the news.
With nearly 600 communities, creeks and other landmarks bearing witness,
Mississippi is home to one of the nation's largest inventories of
Native-American place names.
A new book researched and written by a Mississippi State University graduate
student provides the first-ever comprehensive resource translating these
locales whose identities are derived from an indigenous culture. Along the
way, he also corrects more than a few errors resulting from
"'Tippah,' for instance, often has been believed to be the name of a
Chickasaw chief's wife," said Keith A. Baca of Starkville, a master's
student in applied anthropology. His book, "Native American Place Names in
Mississippi," is published by University Press of Mississippi.
Link to this: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/533246/
James Mullooly, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA 93740 M/S PB 137