Native mOHiKonTok

A short brief about mOHiKonTok

Native American call Ca-ho-ha-ta-te-a (to mention “the river”) in the native language. The Hudson River was known as Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk (“river that flows two ways”). The Mohican tribe lived beside the Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk (Hudson) River. The word ‘mohikontok’ has been spelled in various ways in many sources of information.

The history behind the Hudson River

Columbus came to America on October 12, 1492. The people projected that Columbus would never be able to find India since he did not follow the same route that Vasco de Gama took. Columbus took a different route than Vasco Da Gama’s map. Moreover, his friends thought Columbus couldn’t return to his home country, Spain, after the voyage. The projection was partly true because Columbus was lucky to land in America. The other half of the truth is that Columbus did not find India for what he was after. Columbus thought he was in India when he arrived in South America by seeing the Native American’s ethnic form and color.

When Columbus landed on the coast of South America, he found Native Americans whom he thought the Indians. Throughout his lifespan, it was unrevealed that he had not reached India, and Native Americans are not Indian.
Indigenous ages inhabited the mainland of the USA before the settlers arrived. Among the indigenous are the Algonquins, the Lenape (also known as the Delaware Indians), the Wappingers, and the Mahicans (the Native Americans).

Who is Hudson?

The Dutch East India Company financed English navigator Henry Hudson in his search for the Northwest Passage. During the investigation, Hudson decided to sail his ship up to the river that would later be named after him. The navigator Henry Hudson arrived in New York in 1610.

When was the river born?

The river was created during the last Ice Age between 20,000 to 30,000 years BC in the Hudson Valley. The most recent ice age, the North American glaciation, existed. After the retreat of the Wisconsin glaciation, the rising sea levels resulted in a marine incursion that drowned the coastal plain and brought salt water above the mouth of the flooded river. 

The lake “Tears of Cloud” is on the second-highest peak in the Adirondack mountains. It created a moving river of ice during the last ice age. It has been a scientific myth that the world has seen six massive extinction in recent Millenium years. The river runs along the borderline of New York and New Jersey.

The Hudson River is about 315 miles long. It is 4,322 feet above sea level. The river is as deep as 200 feet in places. During the maximum point of the last ice age, glaciers covered about 32 percent of the total land of North America. The Hudson River is not typical. Hudson is a tidal estuary where salt water from the ocean combines with fresh water from the northern tributaries. Saltwater travels from the mouth of the NY harbor to the Federal Dam in Troy, Albany, approximately 153 miles. Hudson Canyon is a rich fishing area.  It is a habitat for many sea animals.

What lives in the river?

You can catch Striped Bass, Weakfish, Porgy, Eels, and Summer Founder from May to November. A Stripped Bass may weigh more than 40 pounds. The Hudson River is much cleaner than in the past. Humpback Whales have made a comeback in New York City. 

Developing stories of Indigenous America

Songs of Hiawatha

Hiawatha is a Native American legend, a hero known for uniting native tribes in upstate New York and making the first federal government of the USA – the Iroquois of New York. This is the ancient form of the current US national system in many sources.

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