Map Monday: Dakota and Ojibwe Place Names in Minneapolis

Via Nick Magrino’s Twitter feed, here’s a map of Minneapolis with some indigenous place names. Dakota and Ojibwe languages are different. Minnesota and Minneapolis both feature the same root, the  word “mni”, which means “water.” (E.g. the Lakota phrase mni wiconi, or “water is life” one of the slogans from the Standing Rock movement.)

Here you go:


It’s also cool to see the trails. While they must have shifted a lot over the centuries, it’s interesting that some of the routes are still main pathways through the city. (See also the Red River Trail.)

If you have other maps showing Native American places or names in Minnesota, please share them in the comments.