American Indian Place Names
In Rhode Island:

Past & Present



 

 

References &
Bibliography

Frank Waabu O'Brien, Ph.D.
November, 2003

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Arnold, James N. Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850, 21 vols. (Providence, 1891-1912)

Arnold, Samuel Greene. History of The State of Rhode and Providence Plantations By Samuel Greene Arnold, Vol. I, 1636-1700. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 346 & 348 Broadway, London: 16 Little Britain, 1859. [http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa;idno=AFJ7769]

Arnold, Samuel Greene. History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations From The Settlement of The State, 1636, to The Adoption of The Federal Constitution, 1790By Samuel Greene Arnold In Two Volumes, Vol. II, 1700-1790. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 443 & 445 Broadway, London: 16 Little Britain, 1860. [http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa;idno=AFJ7769]

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Bliss, Leonard. The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; Comprising a History of the Present Towns of Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Pawtucket, From Their Settlement to the Present Time; Together With Sketches of Attleborough, Cumberland, and a Part of Swansey And Barrington, to the Time That They Were Severally Separated From the Original Town. Boston : Otis, Broaders, & Co., 1836.

Bright, William (ed.). Native American Placenames of The United States. Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press (in press).

Brinley, Francis. "Francis Brinley’s Briefe Narrative of the Nanhiganset Countrey". Publications of the Rhode Island Historical Society, 1900, 8(2):69-96. Providence.

Brodhead, John Romeyn. Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York, Procured in Holland, England and France by John Romeyn Brodhead, Esq., Agent, trans. Edmund B. O'Callaghan, Berthold Fernow, Albany: Weed Parsons, 1856-87, 15 vols.

Church, Benjamin. Entertaining Passages Relating to King Philip’s War, Which Began In the Month of June, 1675; as Also of Expeditions, More Lately Made Against the Common Enemy, and Indians Rebels, in the Eastern Part of New England. Thomas Church, comp. Boston: B. Green, 1716.

Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824. A chart of the harbour of Rhode Island and Narraganset Bay. Surveyed in pursuance of directions from the Lords of Trade to His Majesty's Surveyor General for the northern district of North America. Published at the request of The Right Honourable Lord Viscount Howe. [London] 1776. map 104 x 75 cm.

Gahan, Lawrence K. "Methods of Translation of Indian Place Names." Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society 21 (October, 1959):41-47.

Goddard, Ives, "Linguist sheds some light on roots of word ‘Aquidneck’". Letter to the Editor, The Newport (R.I.) Daily News, July 6-7, 2002, p. A7.

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LaFantasie, Glenn W., ed. The correspondence of Roger Williams. Providence, Rhode Island: Brown University Press, 1988.

Masthay, Carl. "New England Indian Place Names." In R.G. Carlson (ed.), Rooted Like the Ashes: New England Indians and the Land. (Revised Edition). Naugatuck, CT: Eagle Wing Press, Inc., 1987

Mayhew, Experience. "Letter of Exp. Mayhew, 1722, on the Indian Language". New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 39, pp. 10-17, 1722/1855.

Moondancer & Strong Woman . "The Word ‘Squaw’ in Historical and Modern Sources". [http://www.indianeduresearch.net/squaw.pdf] 2000.

Moondancer & Strong Woman. Understanding Algonquian Indian Words (New England). Newport, RI: Aquidneck Indian Council, 1996 (rev.2001).

Moondancer & Strong Woman. Indian Grammar Dictionary for N-Dialect: A Study of A Key into the Language of America by Roger Williams, 1643. Newport, RI: Aquidneck Indian Council, 2000.

Parsons, Usher. Indian Names of Places in Rhode-Island: Collected by Usher Parsons, M.D. for the R.I. Historical Society. Providence, RI: Knowles, Anthony & Co., Printers, 1861. [U. Mich. Link]

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Rhode Island (Colony). The Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth. 1 vol. Librarian of the Rhode Island Historical Society, ed. Providence, Rhode Island: E. L. Freeman & Sons, Publishers, 1901.
 

Rhode Island (Colony). The Early Records of the Town of Warwick. 1 vol. Librarian of the Rhode Island Historical Society, ed. Providence, Rhode Island: E. A. Johnson & Co. Publishers, 1926.

Rhode Island (Colony). Records of the Island of Rhode Island, 1637–1663. 1 vol. Providence, Rhode Island: Office of the Secretary of State, Rhode Island State Archives. (Assession Number C#00206.), n.d.

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Rhode Island Historical Society. Rhode Island Land Evidences 1648-1696, Volume 1 Providence: R.I. Historical Society, 1921, 1970.

Rider, Sidney S. The Lands of Rhode Island as They Were Known to Caunounicus and Miatunnomu When Roger Williams Came in1636: An Indian Map of the Principal Locations Known to the Nahigansets, and Elaborate Historical Notes. Providence, Rhode Island, 1904.

Staples, William R. Annals of the Town of Providence, from its Settlement, to the Organization of the City Government, in June, 1832 . Providence: Knowles and Vose, 1843.

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Trumbull, James H. and Charles J. Hoadly (eds.). Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776. 15 volumes. Hartford, Ct.: State of Connecticut, 1850-1890.

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U.S. Geological Survey & U.S. Board on Geographic Names.  Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), the Nation's Official Geographic Names Repository.  Reston, Virginia:   U.S. Geological Survey, National Headquarters, 2002. (http://geonames.usgs.gov/geonames/stategaz/RI_deci)

H. F. Walling, O. Harkness, J. Hanson, and Library of Congress [Newport County (R.I.) - 1850: LC G&M land ownership maps on microfiche]. [Washington, D.C.]: LC G&M Division, [1983?]. Geography and Map Division. 28.5 x 38 in. Scale 1:42,500. Originally published 1850. PC 9894 [Microfiche 583, no. 827]

H. F. Walling, G. C. Brown, and Library of Congress. [Providence County (R.I.) - 1851: LC G&M land ownership maps on microfiche]. [Washington, D.C.]: LC G&M Division, [1983?]. Geography and Map Division. 2 sheets, 38.5 x 25.5 in. and 38.5 x 26.5 in. Originally published 1851. PC 9904 [Microfiche 583, no. 830]

Williams, Roger.  A Key  into the Language of America:, or, an Help to the Language  of the Natives in that Part of America called New-England. Together, with Briefe Observations of the Customes, Manners and Worships, etc. of the Aforesaid Natives, in Peace and Warre, in Life and Death.  On all which are added Spirituall Observations, General and Particular by the Author of chiefe and Special use (upon all occasions) to all the English Inhabiting those parts; yet pleasant and profitable to the view of all men. London: Gregory Dexter, 1643.


© 2003 Francis J. O'Brien, Jr., Newport, RI
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