What Does Minnehaha Mean?


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Minnehaha is basically considered to be a mythic Native American woman documented in The Song of Hiawatha. This was an epic poem that was written in the year 1855 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Minnehaha is the aficionado of Hiawatha. In Dakota this name translates to be "waterfall", while other sources claim it to be "laughing water". Her name also associates with many things in Minnesota, like Minnehaha Falls, Minnehaha Park, Minnehaha Creek, Minnehaha Academy, and the person's name of a boat once controlled by Twin City Rapid Transit on Lake Minnetonka, which is currently been restored at the Museum of Lake Minnetonka. Her name is also connected to the name of a city known as Minnehaha Springs, which is situated in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

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