Adirondack means “tree eaters”. This name is another version of the name that was given to a group of Algonquians by the Mowhack people. The Mowhacks called them this because when food was in insufficient amounts, they would eat the bark of trees to feed their hunger and to survive harsh conditions. In 1837 the mountains that stretched from the shores of Lake Champlain to the highest ridge of the Tug Hill Plateau. It was named the Adirondack mountains by a person named Ebenezer Emmons.