Sunday, June 22, 2008

Manito Geezhigaynce



The 300 year old Manito Geezhigaynce, a twisted cedar known as the little spirit cedar tree, is located on the north side of Hat Point on a stone ledge. This tree has great significance to many generations of Grand Portage Indians and boatmen on Lake Superior. The land with the tree was offered for sale in 1987. A group was formed and $100,000 was raised to buy the land for the Tribe in 1990. To protect their heritage, the Grand Portage Indian community requires that to visit the tree, there must be a tribal guide.

I'm spending Sunday wandering around the Internet and thinking abut land spirits. Does Minnesota have them? What are they? It was raining earlier. Now it's sunny.

1 Comments:

Blogger Theresa said...

I suspect there are tree spirits in Birch trees especially the ones around large bodies of water. There is a spot around Gull Lake that I always feel has inhabitants in the trees.

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