States named with Native American words

States named with Native American Words

Tulsa2024 Exploratory Committee believes our bid could become identified with more than Tulsa, or Oklahoma. Because 26 to 28 USA states are named from Native American words, and the Trail of Tears crosses many of those states (and also states not named with Native American words), the bid theme of Native America could help the bid become a national USA bid identity.

Over half of the names of States in the USA are of Native American origin.