Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by lexipaco, Jul 9, 2011.
How do you say "Peaks of Otter" in Lakota Sioux and/or any other Siouan languages?
Welcome to the "other language" forums.
I don't speak any of those languages ; but it does seem that the jury is still out on the origins of the placename "Peaks of Otter" in Bedford Co. VA.
A Cherokee Tribe is known to have lived there in the late 1700's or early 1800's.
Thank you, L'irlandais (or should I say "merci")
Although the Cherokee were nearby and may have sojourned in the area, the occupants at the time of European contacts were the Tutelo and the Saponi, Siouan-speaking groups now extinct.
Don't mention it. (My french is okay now, after 10 years here.)
Perhaps you might have more luck on these Lakota forums.
Personally, I feel these people would, (just like the Cherokee "high places",) have called the place by their own name, with no connection to the white man's toponym.
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