When the Indian Chief found his daughter sleeping with one of the tribe's braves, he was furious.

"Because you slept with my daughter," he roared, "You must marry her."

But first, you must pass test of courage to show you worthy.

"I do anything," said the bold young buck.

At the chief's instructions, the brave hacked a hole in the ice of the frozen lake.

"Now," said the chief, "You swim the mile across lake and back. If succeed, you marry daughter."

Without hesitation the young buck jumped in; by nightfall he had not returned and was presumed dead. The young squaw was distraught, and to atone for his vengeful act the chief named the lake after the brave, a name it is still known by to this day.........

"Lake Dumb Ass".


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