Heeneisih’iinou’u biito’owuu (How the Lands are Named) in Hinono’eitiit (Arapaho). Research from the Arapaho Project at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Map by Jordan Engel.
Hinono’eino (Arapaho) knowledge of the land extends far and wide across the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and beyond. This map covers the modern states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. A big thanks to Dr. Andrew Cowell and all the folks who have helped with the Arapaho Project at the University of Colorado. More information, and an interactive Arapaho Place Name Map, can be found here: http://www.colorado.edu/csilw/arapahoproject/map/index.html .
List of place names appearing on this map. Hinono’eitiit place name – English place name / “Translation into English”
3ooxone’ – Medicine Bow Mountains / “At the (woman’s stone) hammer”
3ooxone’ Noho’oooyoo’ – Rocky Mountains / “The hammer mountain range”
3iikoneiniicie – Green River, WY / “Skeleton river”
Beesniicie – Yellowstone River / “Big river”
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