"Read's work has endured as the standard in its field."
Journal of the North Central Name Society
"This book provides something for the layman and the professional."
The Alabama Review
About the Author
William Alexander Read was a pioneer in the study of American Indian languages, particularly those spoken in the southeastern states. He made the study of Indian place names a particular specialty. James B. McMillan was added a foreword, appendix, and index to Read's orignial, incorporating material that has come to light since the first publication of this work in 1937.