Spirit Rock

Spirit Rock (HM8TE)

Location: Keshena, WI 54135 Menominee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 55.079', W 88° 39.034'

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One night long ago a Menominee Indian dreamed that Manabush, grandson of Ko-Ko-Mas-Say-Sa-Now (the Earth) and part founder of the Mitawin or Medicine Society, invited him to visit the god. With seven of his friends the Indian called on Manabush who granted their request to make them successful hunters. One of the band, however, angered the god by asking for eternal life. Manabush, seizing the warrior by the shoulders, thrust him into the ground and said, "You shall be a stone, thus you will be everlasting". The Menominee say that at night kindly spirits come to lay offerings of tobacco at the rock and that if one looks closely he can see their white veils among the trees. The legend is that when the rock finally crumbles away the race will be extinct.
HM NumberHM8TE
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number127
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 11:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 369724 N 4975164
Decimal Degrees44.91798333, -88.65056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 55.079', W 88° 39.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 55' 4.74" N, 88° 39' 2.04" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42-60 BIA Rte 18, Keshena WI 54135, US
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