The Power and Beauty of Niagara Falls

More than a tourist spot

Photo by ElizaBeth Hill

There is a Kanienke:ha (Mohawk) name for Niagara Falls. It is Ohnia:kara, meaning “the great serpent”. Perhaps this refers to how the river “snakes” its way through the gorge. It could also be referring to events long past and the stories that come through the ages, the popular being “Maid of the Mist”.

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