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6641Re: Yuchi = Yueh Chi?

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  • james m. clark jr.
    May 16, 2005
      Thanks for the info Luis.

      be well,
      jamey

      --- In Precolumbian_Inscriptions@yahoogroups.com, "luis_browne"
      <luis_browne@y...> wrote:
      > --- 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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