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Chief Great Fire (Big John’s grandson) of Caughnawaga in New York’s Central Park (1927)

Help please 🙂   Can anyone confirm who this is?




Big Chief patrols Central Park Lake.   Chief Great Fire, a member of the Iroquois Confederation of Indians, who hails from Caughnawaga, Canada, uses a canoe as chief patrolman of the lake in New York’s Central Park. His grandfather, Big John Canada, was the first man to shoot the Lachine Rapids in a canoe.”


Source:  Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, April 20, 1927, Page 17, Image 17




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