Pronounced and Defined

“The name of this lake in the Seneca dialect is Skā-ne-o-dice; in Onondaga, Skan-e-a’-dice; in Tuscarora, Skon-yat-e-las; and in Oneida, Ski-ne-ā-dā-yes: it signifies Long Lake.”

— “Letters on the Iroquois” by Skenandoah, also known as Lewis Henry Morgan (1818-1881), an anthropologist and adopted member of the Seneca tribe. First published in 1847 in The American Review: A Whig journal devoted to politics, literature, art & science.

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