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The History of Wahconah

Wahconah is named for a courageous and resourceful Native American princess. The elders of the tribe wanted Wahconah to wed Yonnangah to strengthen tribal ties with the Mohawks. She, however, was deeply in love with Nessacus, who had nearly lost his life rescuing her from a ferocious bear. Since both suitors had strong claims to her hand, it was decided to leave the matter to fate. Wahconah was placed in a canoe to drift to the left or right of a small island. Although the current seemed to favor Yonnangah, the canoe went to Nessacus's side. Wahconah and Nessacus were married and lived happily ever after. (It was later discovered that Wahconah had rigged the canoe with an ingenuous rudder).

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