6641Re: Yuchi = Yueh Chi?
- May 16, 2005Thanks for the info Luis.
--- In Precolumbian_Inscriptions@yahoogroups.com, "luis_browne"
> --- In Precolumbian_Inscriptions@yahoogroups.com, "james m. clark jr."
> <jameyboy@m...> wrote:
> > As far as in North American ethmology I am curious about the Dan
> > River in Virgina as well as the one in central America. The one in
> > Centural America appears to be of non-spanish origin and the one in
> > Virgina doesn't appear to be english in an ethmology dictionary of
> > place names, but I'll need to double check that one to make sure
> > considering the Mandan of a more southeastern origin perhaps.
> I can help you with that one. The illustrious surveyor William Byrd,
> Esq. of Virginia gave it that name as a bibical allusion in the early
> 1700s. He also named the town of Eden on the Dan River for the
> resemblence of the landscape to the bibical paradise.
> He just made it up, no ethmology involved.
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