Native Americans

Chocorua Redux: Revisionist History of a Name

Chocorua Redux: Revisionist History of a Name

While local legend, created by white colonists and their descendants, has it that Mount Chocorua was named for a Native American Chief Chocorua, historical evidence does not support the legend or the notion that the mountain is named for any person. Historian Mary Ellen Lepionka has written extensively about this, using historical evidence to debunk the myth, and etymology to speculate about where Chocorua may have gotten its name.