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Northern Manitoba Place Names

by John Boulette
Norway House, Manitoba

Manitoba Pageant, January 1957

This article was published originally in Manitoba Pageant by the Manitoba Historical Society on the above date. We make it available here as a free, public service.

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Manigotogan:

Indian meaning "Bad Throat;" so named by an Indian Chief who was camped at the mouth of the river, and heard a moose call, which had a peculiar sound in the throat.

Black Island:

(Drumming Island) Formerly a great gathering spot for Indians from Kenora to Warren's Landing; here were held meetings, pow-wows and dances.

Grand Rapids:

One of the longest rapids in the North 0.8 miles in length. Here still remains the tramway used by the Hudson's Bay Company in the days of the York Boats.

Page revised: 30 June 2009

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