Adirondacks

An Adirondack is a log structure named for the shelters available on the hiking trails and mountain climbing areas of the Adirondack Mountains of north eastern New York.

We have named our Adirondacks for various native tribes and locations, some of them belonging to the Six Nations that inhabit the area surrounding Lake Ontario.

  1. Onondaga
    A member of the Iroquoian people living between Lake Chaplain and the Saint Lawrence River.
  2. Canandaigua
    The name Canandaigua is derived from the Native American word "Kanandarque", which means "chosen spot". It was the site of the principal village of the Seneca Indians and is the legendary birthplace of these "People of the Hills".
  3. Ojibwa
    A member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior.
  4. Huron
    A member of the Huron people, also known as the Wyandot, who originally inhabited an area of central Ontario but today reside in Ohio and western Quebec.
  5. Cree
    A member of an Algonquian people living in central Canada.
  6. Mic Mac
    A member of the Algonquian people inhabiting the Maritime Provinces of Canada.
  7. Oneida
    A member of the Iroquoian people living east of Lake Ontario.
  8. Seneca
    A member of the Iroquoian people living in New York state south of Lake Ontario.
  9. Cayuga
    A member of an Iroquoian people living around Cayuga Lake in New York state and later moved to the area of the Grand River in Ontario.
  10. Algonquin
    A member of any of the native North American groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast.
  11. Iroquois
    Any member of the native North American peoples living in New York state, eastern Ontario and western Quebec who formed the League of Iroquois (or Five Nations).

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