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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