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Finger Lakes Region 

So what’s in a name? Small wonder why these are the ‘Finger Lakes’

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The Finger Lakes region is a central part of the Iroquois homeland. The Iroquois tribes include the Seneca and Cayuga tribes, for which the two largest Finger Lakes are named. (more…)

Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 @ 7:36 am by Curt
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Skanateles, Skaneateles 

Here is a link to pictures of cats from Skanateles http://pets.webshots.com/album/434078503kwSOzq

Go figure!

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 @ 12:22 pm by Curt
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SkinnyAtlas, no Skaneateles

So what’s in a name?

SkinnyAtlas, no Skaneateles

Here is a link to a guy has is exactly wrong. 

“There was some question yesterday about how to pronounce Skaneateles. It’s Skinny-atlas. I forget that it’s a strange looking word – it’s Iroquois, I believe. There are a lot of Native American place names around here: Canandaigua, Gananda, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda. I think they are pretty names, but I forget that they’re not always easily pronounced.”

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 @ 12:05 pm by Curt
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 skineateleas vs Skaneateles

We live here and we love it. And it’s SKAN, then E, then ATLAS. It’s Indian.

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Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 @ 11:55 am by Curt
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So whats in a name? skaneatlas is Skaneateles 

Blame it on the Iriquoi Indians: It means long, beautiful lake.

any member of the North American Indian tribes speaking a language of the Iroquoian family—notably the Cayuga, Cherokee, Huron, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora, in addition to the Iroquois proper. The name Iroquois is a French derivation of Irinakhoiw, meaning “rattlesnakes,” their Algonquian enemy’s epithet. They call themselves Hodenosaunee, meaning…

Posted: Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 @ 11:43 am by Curt
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