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Fact Check: Does “Minnehaha” really mean “laughing waters”?

Does this age old word really mean what we think it does? The question:  Does ‘Minnehaha’ really mean ‘laughing waters’? The explanation: If you’ve ever ventured down River Road towards Minnehaha Park, you’ve seen the large statue of Hiawatha standing to represent the Ojibwe warrior portrayed in Longfellow’s poem: “Song …

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