Native American Placenames of the United States is a 600-page reference book about the Native American origin of 11,000 place names in the United States. Organized as a dictionary, the late author had painstakingly assembled American placenames with American Indian origin. While he noted in the introduction that this is by no means a comprehensive listing, this reference work contains valuable information about the place names derived from Native languages. Each entry contains the name of the state and county in which each place is located, a pronunciation guide, an etymology, abbreviated citations to sources, occurrences of the name in other states, and cross-references to related names. William Bright was Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Anthropology at UCLA and Adjunct Professor of Linguistics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This reference book should be in all American public libraries as well as academic libraries. This reference title is also available in hardcover format.