Timagami Folk-Lore


The whippoorwill (wa'hone`'s`i), is very rarely heard on Bear Island, although the bird frequents some parts of the lake.

Its cry is considered as omen of ill fortune or of death.

Another idea is that it is the signal cry of the Iroquois , Ma'djina`dowes`i , "bad Iroquois", referring to the tribes of the League as distinct from those of Caughnawaga and that it indicates the proximity of enemies.