Caughnawaga is a former town in Tryon County Montgomery County, New York, United States. Caughnawaga is believed to be a Mohawk language word meaning "at the rapids", referring to the site along the Mohawk River, it was the name of a Mohawk village nearby, occupied from 1666 to 1693, when it was destroyed by French colonists. Today the Caughnawaga Indian Village Site is a state-recognized archeological site. French Jesuits established a mission there, which operated for about 10 years ranging from 1668 to 1679. Scholars believe that the village known as "Caughnawaga" was first located upstream until 1679 at what is now known as the "Fox Farm site"; the French attacked the site in retaliation for other deaths, the Mohawk moved it to this location. Archeologist Dean Snow gives a population estimate of around 300 people, fewer than had lived at the Fox Farm site due to the departure of converted Catholic Mohawk to Canada by 1679; the French and other European settlers began to apply the term Caughnawaga to the Mohawk people who lived in the area of the Lachine Rapids on the St. Lawrence River.
They were called the "Praying Indians", as they were Mohawk who had converted to Roman Catholicism, under the influence of Jesuit French missionaries. Numerous Mohawk were still living in this area at the time when the Dutch colonists formed an early settlement near the present village of Fonda, New York and called it Caughnawaga. Before 1788, the British and Americans had classified all land in the county north and south of the Mohawk River as the district or town of Mohawk. In 1788, the land north of the river became organized as the Town of Caughnawaga, named after the Dutch settlement. After the Town of Caughnawaga was divided in 1793, it no longer existed in name; the towns of Amsterdam, the Fulton County towns of Broadalbin and Mayfield were created from the former territory of Caughnawaga
Dan Power was an American rugby union player for the United States national rugby union team and current Rugby commentator. Power was born in Australia, he was a member of AS Carcassonne in the French Elite 1 League before joining the New York Athletic Clubs Rugby team that plays in the American Rugby Super League. He finished the 2009 season as the second highest points scorer in the competition and a unanimous choice as the league's best fullback, he debuted for the USA Eagles in 2009 against Argentina, was in the player pool for the USA Eagles men's rugby team for the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand. Power retired from rugby to attempt to pursue a career in the NFL as punter. Since 2012 he has been featured as an on-air talent for both domestic and international rugby and has worked with ESPN, ESPNU, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, AOL, One World Sports, as well as a regular on The Rugby Channel. In 2016 Power was signed on as the voice of PRO Rugby and handled play by play duties for all television games, he was joined by a host of former USA Eagles including Louis Stanfill and Chad Erskine.
The broadcasts were acclaimed domestically and internationally for their quality and professionalism and ushered in a new era for Rugby on television in America. In 2018 with the launch of Major League Rugby Power joined a group of commentators to call games on CBS Sports, ESPN+ and the AT&T Networks. Power was promoted to the first choice caller for CBS Sports and called the majority of games for CBS including the Semi Finals and Championship game, making him the first commentator to call a professional rugby championship in America "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has himself well covered". Twincities.com. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2019. "Dan Power". Espnscrum.com. Retrieved 24 March 2019. Hardy, Ted. "USA Rugby Super League Playoff Preview". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 24 March 2019. "AS Carcassonne: se déguiser en Grizzly". Ladepeche.fr. Retrieved 24 March 2019