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The Neosho River is a tributary of the Arkansas River in eastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma in the United States. Its tributaries also drain portions of Missouri and Arkansas. The river is about 463 miles (745 km) long. Via the Arkansas, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed. Its name is an Osage word meaning "clear water.".Where does the Neosho River meet the Cottonwood River?
In Oklahoma, a dam at Langley forms the Neosho's largest reservoir, the Grand Lake o' the Cherokees. A dam near Locust Grove forms Lake Hudson, (also known as Markham Ferry Reservoir), and a dam upstream of Fort Gibson forms Fort Gibson Lake . In Kansas, the Neosho is joined by the Cottonwood River in Lyon County.What does neneosho mean?
Neosho is an Osage Indian word meaning “clear and abundant water.” The crossing of the river at Council Grove was a starting point for the Santa Fe Trail.Is it Neosho or neozho?
The survey of the Santa Fe Trail made in 1825-27, also gives the name as Neozho, while later maps adhere to the spelling Neosho. On the lower river in and around Labette County, evidence of an early or ancient civilization have been found in the past including fragments of pottery and flint implements.