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Dark and Bloody Ground - Country between the Ohio and Tennessee rivers which had no home tribe, but was the hunting ground of all Indians of adjoining sections and hence the territory of many bloody battles.  The name "Kentucky," which was given this this territory, was erroneously said to mean "Dark and Bloody Ground."  Actually, it came from the Wyandot Indian word Kentakekowa, which meant "the Plains," or "the Prairies."

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