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Nebraska State Name Origin:

Nebraska bicentennial quarter - click to see all state quarters
Nebraska became the 37th state in 1867 (see STATEHOOD ORDER). Nebraska's state quarter depicts a covered wagon and Chimney Rock (prominent geological formation in western Nebraska; national historic site: a landmark along the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. American Indians called the rock formation Elk Penis). Public domain image on Wikipedia. See All 50 state quarters - All State Name Origins.

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What does the name Nebraska mean?

The name "Nebraska" is based on an Otos Indian word meaning "flat water," referring to the Platte River. Some communities in Nebraska that are also names of Indian tribes:

Cities:

 

Counties:

Arapahoe
Ogallala
Omaha
Pawnee City
Santee
Ponca
Macy
Winnebago

Cheyenne
Dakota
Keya Paha
Nemaha
Otoe
Pawnee
Sioux

Nebraska map - click to see all state name origins
Nebraska Geology & Topography Map by USGS.
See All State Name Origins.
Source:
Nebraska Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to US Government
Ft. Kearny Genealogical and Historical Society
Writing my report on Nebraska: Nebraska Library Comm.
Nebraska - theCornhusker State: Nebraska Blue Book
Nebraska Studies.org - The Oto & Missouria Tribes
Chimney Rock National Historic Site: Wikipedia.org
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fish - insect
flower - grass
tree - soil
fossil - gem
rock - river
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name - nickname
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dance - poet
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