Fidel - Regarding the names of State - Many places have Native American names too: Ohio is a good example. By the way, wasn't it the Spanish who first wiped out the Native American populations under the gise of "Christianity", even though we know it was all about precious medals and minerals? The Spanish got their butts kicked byt the English way back in the 1600s. Then the Mexicans got their butts kicked 1st by the Texans and then the US Army in the 1800s. Yes, we can "thank" the Spanish for making sure Central and South America (except for Brazil) speak Spanish. But that don't mean squat in the USA.