They were called the Hoosier men and eventually all the Indians were called Hoosiers. Joseph Wright derived hoosier from an Indian word for corn, hoosa.
Indianasailors who brought corn or corn to New Orleans came to be known as hoosa men or hoosiers.
Indianapolis(WTHR) As you may know, the people of Indiana are known as Hoosiers, but what are people from the other 49 states called? You were born in Indiana and still live there.
Noting that many immigrants from the English region of Cumberland settled in the mountains of southern Indiana, Dunn attributed the nickname of the inhabitants of the highlands to the word “hoozer” in the Cumbria dialect, which derived from Old English “hoo”, meaning “high” and “hill”. Joe Donnelly and former Senator Dan Coats, who argued that Indiana residents have proudly called themselves Hoosiers for more than 180 years, even if no one is sure where the term comes from. The term for Indiana resident emerged in the early 19th century and has been used consistently ever since. John Finley of Richmond wrote a poem, The Hoosier's Nest, which was used as the Indianapolis Journal's transporter's speech.
Indiana proclaims itself as the “Crossroads of the United States”, thanks to its combination of several major highways. Donnelly and Coats had noted that the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Hoosier as “a native or resident of Indiana. Often, these people claim a disdainful name for the residents of a place as a source of pride. The story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team was a huge success, and is regularly among the best sports movies in history.
The updated version gives “Hoosier” as a term for a native of Indiana, on the list that begins with Alabamian and ends with Wyomingite. The question resonated so frequently on the Indiana border that it was shortened and changed to “hoosier” and finally “hoosier”. An honorary Hoosier is Abraham Lincoln, who was born in Kentucky but spent his childhood in what is now called Lincoln City, Indiana. The Pittsburgh statesman reported in the summer of 1833 that the citizens of Indiana had been “called Hoosiers” for some time at home and abroad, sometimes with honor and sometimes the other way around.
In the 1820s, a few years before the term Hoosier became commonplace in Indiana, a contractor named Samuel Hoosier hired an entire team of Indiana resident workers to build canals along the Ohio River. The word “Hoosier”, which today is the demon used to describe the people of the state of Indiana, is a mystery that is approaching its second century.