Talk:Hiawatha National Forest

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Why "Hiawatha" Forest[edit]

Okay, I'm not too proud to ask: why is it called "Hiawatha"?76.106.172.133 (talk) 05:44, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

According to the forest service, it was Named after the Mohawk chief, Hiawatha, who brought about the confederation known as the Five Nations of the Iroquois. He was also the hero of Longfellow's poem, "Hiawatha". HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST United States Department of Agriculture, Eastern Region Forest names. Note the map in Wikipedia article concerning the expansion of the Iroquois.7&6=thirteen () 12:16, 17 February 2012 (UTC)