How Did Chicago Get Its Name?

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The term Chicago means striped skunk and Chicago the known city has the Chicago river which is striped so that is basically how Chicago got its name. Also the Indians named this Chicago for 2 reasons which were the banks of the river grew weed and other wild wilderness of weeds which the Indian called this Chickagou and then the word skunk meant Shegahg according to these Indians so they put the two words together to get Chicago. You can find more information here: http://www.chicagohistoryjournal.com/2008/03/how-chicago-got-its-name.html
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The name of Chicago may come from one of two Algonquian words, either 'skeka:ko:heki' meaning 'place of the wild onion', or 'shika:konk' meaning 'at the skunk place'.
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