Tag Archives: Anishinabe

Throw back your neck and howl

We really must quit meeting like this. We must quit telling stories blessed freezing winter day after winter day. But why not tell stories? The local Anishinabe huddled around campfires in wigwams all winter spinning yarns of Wenabozhoo and the … Continue reading

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Photos of wild animals in our woods

Here in the woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula we share the trees, the lakes, the snow, the paths, the rivers, the flora, the passing seasons with the wild ones, the wild creatures who roam the forests. Sometimes days and weeks … Continue reading

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Would you like to sleep in a tepee?

Yesterday  in Wal-Mart, near the pickles, I nearly tripped over a Native American elder driving a cart.  Years ago, he led sweat lodges in our area in which I participated.  We prayed together, many of us in the dark tarped … Continue reading

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Time for a Pow Wow Slideshow

**My very FIRST slideshow!  Aren’t you proud?**

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Get on your dancing moccasins: Keweenaw Bay Pow Wow 2011

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Waiting for the beat of Pow Wow drums

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The last time I talked with a dead person

The last dead person I talked with was a year and a half ago. You have all talked with the dead, haven’t you? It’s quite easy.  All you have to do is get yourself out of the way.  You know, … Continue reading

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Circle of Life (includes fish for all)

It’s hard to believe that yesterday we flew like eagles above Lake Superior on this blog, watching the ice fields, pondering the forming, sustaining and breaking up of winter ice. Today we’re on solid ground near Shanty Town in Baraga … Continue reading

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Eat local. Eat fish.

I like the concept of “eating local”.  How many of you read the book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver?  Show of hands, please! How many of you then wanted to live an entire year eating only food produced in … Continue reading

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Winter Stories of Lake Superior

You can’t be part of a 30-day Gratitude Challenge around here without feeling gratitude for this place where we live.  Feeling gratitude for the woods.  For the million trees.  For the deer and bear and squirrels hunkering down in the … Continue reading

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