The memory of the Native American presence is particularly strong in Alabama. Among Native American people once living in present Alabama were Alabama (Alibamu), Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Koasati, and Mobile.

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Alaska is the 49th state of the United States. It was admitted on January 3, 1959. The population of the state is 626,932, as of 2000, according to the census. The name "Alaska" is most likely derived from the Aleut word Alyeska, meaning greater land as opposed to the Aleut word Aleutia, meaning lesser land. To the Aleuts, this distinction was a linguistic variation distinguishing the mainland from an island.

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Arizona is a large state in the western United States. It is best known for its desert landscape, which includes cacti. Arizona is also known for its exceptionally hot summers and mild winters.

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Missouri, named after the Siouan Indian tribe meaning "town of the large canoes", is a U.S. state in the United States with Jefferson City as its capital. Missouri is a midwestern state, with some Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern cultural influences.

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California is a U.S. state located on the west coast of the United States. As one of the most demographically diverse states in the nation, California is a dominant force in American culture as well as the nation's economy.

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North Carolina is a Southern U.S. state in the United States, also considered a Mid-Atlantic state in some cases. North Carolina is one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution.

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Colorado is a western state in the central part of the country. Colorado is best known as the home of the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains, which dominate the western half of the state; eastern Colorado is mostly High Plains (prairie) and sparsely populated.

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South Dakota is a Midwestern state in the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota (Sioux) American Indian tribes. South Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. North Dakota was admitted on the same day.

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Maryland, is a state of the United States, one of the South Atlantic States (although often considered part of the Mid-Atlantic States and occasionally part of the Northeast). Its U.S. postal abbreviation is MD. Its Associated Press abbreviation is Md. Maryland was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution.

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Florida is a state in the southeast United States, situated on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. Florida is a Spanish adjective meaning flowery.

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Georgia is a southern state of the United States and its U.S. postal abbreviation is GA. Georgia was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution.

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Illinois was the 21st state to join the United States, located in the former Northwest Territory. The name of Illinois was given by the state's French explorers after the indigenous Illiniwek people, a consortium of Algonquin tribes that thrived in the area.

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Indiana, meaning the "Land of the Indians," is a state of the United States of America. Its capital is Indianapolis. The U.S. postal abbreviation for the state is IN. A resident of Indiana is called a Hoosier.

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Iowa is the 29th state of the United States, having joined the Union on December 28, 1846. The official name of the state is the "State of Iowa", and the U.S. Post Office abbreviation for the state is IA.

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Among the states, Louisiana has a unique culture, owing to its French colonial heritage. While Louisiana has no declared "official language," its law recognizes both English and French.

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Michigan is a state in the United States. The name is derived from Lake Michigan, which in turn is believed to come from the Chippewa Indian word mishi-gami, meaning "great water." Bounded by four of the Great Lakes, Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the continental United States, the longest total shoreline after Alaska.

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New Jersey is the fourth smallest and most densely populated state of the United States of America; the U.S. postal abbreviation is NJ. New Jersey was once inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans.

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Minnesota is the 32nd state of the United States, having joined the Union on May 11, 1858. Its name is from the Dakota people's name for the Minnesota River, mini sota, variously translated "smoky-white water" or "sky-tinted water."

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Mississippi is a Southern state of the United States. The state takes its name from the Mississippi River, which flows along the western boundary.

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Nevada is a state located in the western United States. The population as of July 2004 was estimated to be 2,334,771, up nearly 17% from the 2000 census figure of 1,998,257. Nevada is the fastest growing state in the country.

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The New England region of the United States is located in the northeastern corner of the country. Boston is its business and cultural center and its most populous city. New England is the most well-defined region of the United States, with more uniformity and more shared heritage than other regions of the country.

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New Mexico is a southwestern state in the United States of America. Over its relatively long history it has also been occupied by Native American populations, part of the Spanish colony of New Spain, a province of Mexico, and a U.S. territory. New Mexico has the highest percentage of people of Hispanic ancestry of any state.

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New York is a state in the northeastern United States. It is sometimes called New York State when there is need to distinguish it from New York City, the most populous city in both the state and the nation.

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Ohio is a state in the United States. Historically (but not universally) considered a part of the Midwest, Ohio is a multi-regional cultural and geographical crossroads, with elements of the Midwest, Northeast, Appalachia and Southern United States.

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Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States bordering the Pacific Ocean, California, Washington, Idaho, and Nevada. Its northern border lies along the Columbia River and the east along the Snake River.

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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is one of four states of the United States of America that is called a commonwealth. It has given its name to the Pennsylvanian time period in geology. Pennsylvania is called the Keystone State.

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Kansas, derived from the Siouan word Kansa meaning "People of the south wind", is a Midwestern state in the United States.

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Montana is an inland U.S. state largely in the western United States, but because of its immense size stretches into the north-central United States. Although Montana is often regarded as mountainous, about 60% of the state is actually prairie in the Great Plains.

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Tennessee is a Southern state of the United States. The earliest variant of the name that became Tennessee was recorded by Captain Juan Pardo, the Spanish explorer, when he and his men passed through a Native American village named "Tanasqui" in 1567 while travelling inland from South Carolina.

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Texas is a state located in the United States of America. The 28th U.S. state, Texas joined the United States in 1845, after nine years of self governing. The state name derives from a word in a Caddoan language of the Hasinai.

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Utah is a state located in the western United States. Salt Lake City is the capital and largest city. As of 2005, the state’s population was 2,547,389. Utah was the fourth-fastest growing state in the country between 1990 and 2000.

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The Commonwealth of Virginia is one of the original thirteen states of the United States that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution, and is part of the South. It is one of four states that use the name commonwealth. Virginia was the first part of the Americas to be colonized permanently by England.

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Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located in the U.S. state of Washington between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. Seattle was founded in the 1850s and named after Chief Seattle, or Sealth.

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One theory is that the name comes from words meaning "Gathering of the Waters" or "Great Rock." Wisconsin originally was applied to the Wisconsin River, and later to the area as a whole when Wisconsin became a territory.

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The Commonwealth of Kentucky became the 15th U.S. state when it was admitted to the U.S. in 1792. Kentucky and its residents are most well known for thoroughbred horses and horse racing, local bourbon whisky distilleries, bluegrass music and enthusiasm for basketball.

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