1.What is the name of the states?
2.Where did it get it's name?
▶Referring to the region's many Native American inhabitants. The term was coined in the 1760s and first applied to a private tract of land in Pennsylvania. In 1800 it was applied to the Indiana Territory when the United States Congress created it out of the Northwest Territory.
3.Does it have a nick name?
▶The Hoosier State or Hoosiers.
These two names are among the most widely known of all state nicknames, but their origin remains disputed. Among the many explanations is that of Jacob Piatt Dunn. He traced the word back to some word from the Cumberland district of northwestern