Origin of "Nebraska"

Nebraska State Name Origin


Nebraska quarter

The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for Nebraska depicts a covered wagon and Chimney Rock (prominent geological formation in western Nebraska - a national historic site; a landmark along the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails). Nebraska became the 37th state in 1867. Public domain image on Wikipedia

What does "Nebraska" mean?

The name "Nebraska" is based on an Oto Indian word Nebrathka meaning "flat water" (referring to the Platte River, which is also an official symbol of Nebraska). Some communities in Nebraska that are also names of native American Indian tribes:

Cities: Arapahoe, Ogallala, Omaha, Pawnee City, Santee, Ponca, Macy, Winnebago.

Counties: Cheyenne, Dakota, Keya Paha, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Sioux.



The state of Nebraska USA (public domain image).

The state of Nebraska USA