Effigy Mounds

RRF replicated the Native American practice of creating large mounds to honor spirits. Also known as “Indian mounds,” indigenous tribes made massive 200-foot mounds to pray and respect the spirits in hopes of good seasons. Volunteers built three effigy mounds on a smaller scale in Turtle Park. The mounds represent a dragonfly, a turtle and the underwater panther Mishipeshu who ruled the waters on earth.

RRF staff member Vince Bushell shares more.

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