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Oswego (the outpouring)
 

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Oswego (the outpouring)

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In Locations: New York, Kansas, Illinois, Montana, Oregon

Translated to "the outpouring" or "the place where the valley widen" from the Iroquoian Indians.

"The Iroquois (pronounced /ˈɪrəkwɔɪ/), also known as the Haudenosaunee or the "People of the Longhouse", are an association of several tribes of indigenous people of North America. After the Iroquoian-speaking peoples of present-day central and upstate New York coalesced as distinct tribes, by the 16th century or earlier, they came together in an association known today as the Iroquois League, or the "League of Peace and Power". The original Iroquois League was often known as the Five Nations, as it was composed of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca nations."


A county, lake, and river in New York.  Oswego is named to a city in Oswego County, NY.  It has a population of "18,142 as of 2010 census". It's located in the north-central party of NY on Lake Ontario and promotes itself as "the port city of of central New York".  


Located within Clackamas County in Oregon, there is a lake called Oswego located South of Portland.  The town was founded in 1847 and incorporated as Oswego in 1910.  The city was Oregon's breif iron industry in the late 19th century. 

A village in Kendally county, Illinois, the 2010 population from census was 30,355.  This town was known, during 1955-1979 for custom made muscle cars and raced from people all over the mid-west.  

A city in Labette county, Kansas, located along the Neosho River, it's population was 1829 as of 2010 census. It was located on site of an Osage village called "No tse wa pe" meaning "heart stays" or "quiet heart".

An unincorporated community in Valley County, Montana.  It is "located along U.S. route 2 between cities of Frazer and Wolf point".

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswego,_New_York
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswego,_Montana 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Oswego,_Oregon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswego,_Illinois
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswego,_Kansas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Iroquoian

 

 

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