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…)
Here is a link to pictures of cats from Skanateles http://pets.webshots.com/album/434078503kwSOzq
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.”
We live here and we love it. And it’s SKAN, then E, then ATLAS. It’s Indian.
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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…