- O'siyo Brothers, and Sisters,Below is a Thunderbird, and its feathers apear to possiblybe the language of Ogam. If so, can this message be interpreted?Gah gey you e,Sitting Owl----- Original Message -----From: Ted SojkaSent: Friday, July 17, 2009 12:14 AMSubject: [ancient_waterways_society] Hello Joe and Bill "Fishtrap"Ted's drawing of a site found in Iowa.
Below some earlier literature on cave walls near Red Wing Minnesota. Notice the Bull Shark which it is assumed wasin this area way upstream from Salt Water near lake Pepin on the Mississippi River, a natural lake formed by backed upgravel bars at the confluence of the Chippewa River.IMG_6633
Rattlesnakes by the hundreds came to these cliff caves during the Spring to mate and due to the bounty on them in thelast hundred years, are quite rare. Efforts are made now to let them reproduce in habitats to allow them to control therabbit and mouse populations which are over running the environment. Snapping Turtles too were over hunted and though I seea large one once in awhile, only the painted turtles seem to be in numbers today.
Most of the creeks famous for hundreds of turtles used for soup and meat, are not producing the numbers of years goneby. Some of this may be due to the straightening of creeks, drainage tile installation on thousands of acres, and increasedsilting of normally gravel bottoms which lessens the food supply of small fish.This area was a trading place for bison shoulder blades for hoes to be traded with those from the East in Wisconsin'swoods and lowlands, for deer hides, quartzite for blades that are calcified limestone. Holds a point better and is moredurable than flint.
Ted SojkaNative Earthworks PreservationArt Educators of Iowa