Re: Return from Keweenaw Point
- Herb, All,
If anyone is curious about the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Puk Wudjinees (or
Little People) Herb mentioned, I'll take you geographically southward
from Keweenaw County to within a dozen miles of the W. Upper Michigan-
Wisconsin border to a Lake Superior shorelines, campground, and old
Indian burial ground. "Little Girl's Point" is just north of
Ironwood, where I spent part of my last high school years; my brother
Jack was married on that beach. From one web site: 'It feels like
going off to the edge of the world and back in time; the high Lake
Superior bluff and point offers long views off to the blue
silhouettes of the Porcupine Mountains on the northeast and the
Apostle Islands on the southwest'. West of Little Girl's Point is
Saxon Harbor (Wisconsin) and the largely wilderness region westward
to Duluth-Superior is the subject of many of Herb's photo collections
and web links. (Multiple posts, too, were made earlier this year at
the Ancient Waterways site to lands south of these areas by Steve
Hilgren who now has his own Yahoo web group, Ancient Vikings of
America, already with 44 members.)
The following web site gives a good description of Little Girl's
Point. Make particular note to the last paragraphs withing the
article/legend of an early 1900's prospector. See: "Legendary Little
Girls Point": http://mattsonworks.com/Little_Girls_Point.html
..."Triplett's activities created or contributed to the legend that
centuries ago the Incas of Peru or the Mayas of Mexico, harrassed by
the Spanish invaders, brought a large cargo of treasure up the
Mississippi River all the way to Lake Superior. This treasure is
supposed to be buried in the vicinity of Little Girls's Point..." If
any of you ever visit the area at some distant future Copper Country
field trip and tour, I suggest bringing a shovel.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "herbswoods"
> I won't be able to attend the Ohio conference but I scanned the
> of topics covered and their authors and am impressed. The book thatI
> envision could tie together several of those topics (plus more) in alater
> single unified whole.
> As I peruse the material I brought back from the U.P., I found a
> reference to an old article and vital source (re: ancient copper &
> Knights Templar connection?) that I hope to track down in Duluth
> this week.about
> I did not know about that "vortex" spot above the rock shop in
> Allouez. Can you see (or could you see if the trees were removed)
> Albion Rock (the Cliff/Greenstone Ridge) from that location????
> I know for a FACT that it is visible in cross-end profile right
> where the road sign for "Allouez" is and in another brief spot alongup
> Hwy-41 and then it drops below view on the landscape. They may link
> in a direct sight-line, that is, a signal fire lit atop Albion Rock3
> may be visible form that vortex spot and vice versa.
> I plan to add Albion Rock to my website with exact locations and
> definitions plus photos. Trouble is, I have so much else to do it
> takes time to get around to doing those things.
> Finally, I too had a small "animal" bump up against me in my tent 2-
> times in the night near Copper Harbour. However, we both may havebeen
> subject to the "little people" of the Ojibwe, the so-calledyou.
> "Pukwudjies." That might be something to look into. Like you say, it
> is a myth and spirit haunted landscape up there and I certainly
> returned home with more "spirit power" and more knowledge than I
> previously had. I purposely seek out those haunted locations you
> mention and draw energy from them, because having survived the world
> of dangerous motorcycles this long, I don't dread land-dwelling
> copper-loving deities that inhabit so beautiful a landscape as the
> Keweenaw. Mischievous, perhaps, but I don't think they will harm
> Deities of the lake, however, like the dreaded Mishigenahbeg, are a
> different story.
> PS: Albion Rock is full of that gnarled juniper that you mentioned.
> Does that figure into the vortex energy of a place?
> --- In email@example.com, Susan English
> <beldingenglish@> wrote:
> > Thanks, Herb.
> > Jim Scherz was heading to SW Wisconsin to a log house
> > near Devil's Lake this evening and I read your post to
> > him via cell phone. He is looking forward to hearing
> > more about the work you and your friends are doing.
> > Should you be interested in meeting up there at a
> > future time, he'd welcome your showing him some of
> > your sites and he could perhaps could do some survey
> > work. (It could also be part of an intriguing field
> > trip for out of state people wishing to tour the
> > Copper Country for the first time.)
> > I had to leave Allouez a day early (last Saturday) but
> > had been camping alone next to the tepee since Tuesday
> > until festival vendors started coming in on Thursday
> > and Friday. I was set up on the hill next to the
> > teepee. If you are only up in Keweenaw annually, next
> > year the festival will on location there the same long
> > weekend in August.
> > Re: the significance of the rock shop you mentioned
> > from atop Albion Rock. On the hill above the shop,
> > through the woods and well above the teepee, is what
> > many up there call a 'vortex'. Unfortunately it has
> > been drastically altered by well-intended, poorly
> > informed people. Nevertheless, indicative of a vortex
> > or some kind of energy grid, ley lines? rocky bluff
> > areas are clumps of evergreen (juniper?)
> > trees...varyingly gnarled, twisted, barnacled in
> > various areas around a several hundred square foot
> > area of high ground. It is probably even more visible
> > from Albion Rock, and presumably a sacred site to
> > ancient peoples. The trees follows an exact
> > description of so-called vortexes in Sedona, AZ, from
> > a hand-out I received years ago.
> > Several years ago I had an unusual, sort of 'between
> > the worlds' experience when I accidently happened upon
> > a large rock pile burial when I awakened and went for
> > a walk just before sunset. The experience led me to
> > believe the site is obviously being watched by
> > descendents of one of the many 'layers' of ancestral
> > burials; there are indications too of ancient and
> > historic mining settlement, possibly too the very
> > early copper culture of several millinnea ago. So much
> > mystery surrounds the area up there and I am cautious
> > of my actions when wandering about alone up there. I
> > shall save the other story for a time around a future
> > fireside or table with one or more of you Ancient
> > Waterways Society members. But it is creepy to camp
> > alone near most of the remote burial and mining sites
> > up there, and there is hardly a place up there that
> > isn't one of the two.
> > Wild animals are abundant along Lake Superior. When a
> > raccoon or small animal bumped against my tent during
> > an exhausted first night's sleep there, a filet knife
> > I sleep with on my belt nearly performed an
> > appendectomy on me. Then I had to spend the rest of
> > the night cramped into my Ford Tempo because the blood
> > might have drawn something larger.
> > Herb, you are new to this group and perhaps unfamiliar
> > with the organizations sponsoring the October
> > conference in Ohio, but I hope you too will consider
> > attending. Otherwise, do so for sure when your future
> > book is published.
> > For anyone interested in the conference, and I hope
> > Stan and the rest of you don't mind a direct plug, but
> > the main web page and list of upcoming speakers is:
> > http://www.aaapf.org/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=37
> > While online here, would like to make a helpful
> > comment to new members:
> > l. If writing posts to Yahoo groups such as ours, it
> > is important to minimize the screen if you need to
> > back up or get into other links. Otherwise, everything
> > you have written will vanish. Most here have had this
> > happen several times and creating a second draft is
> > never quite the same.
> > s. To be safe when writing a lengthy post, I
> > periodically copy and paste the post into an email to
> > myself to retrieve later if, for whatever reason, what
> > I have inscribed gets lost.
> > Thanks again for the wonderful update, Herb.
> > Susan