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Mystery #1

Many names of places in our state came from the languages of the explorers who discovered and lived in (our state). The Native Americans, Spanish, French and Americans all helped name places in our state. The word (our state) came from the Quapaw Indians, by way of early French explorers. The explorers met a group of Native Americans, known as the Ugakhpah, which means "people who live downstream". These Native Americans later were called the Quapaw, who were also called the (blank). This name came to be used for the land where these Native Americans lived.

If you visit our state, you might be able to find a real stone like this one. In fact, this is the only state where they are mined in the U.S.

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