Spirit Tree - Manido Gizhigans

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In honor of MN original spirit. "Manido Gizhigans" to the Ojibwe people, the Spirit Little Cedar Tree has been watching over the waters of Lake Superior on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation for 300-400 years. The tree has spiritual significance to the native Ojibwe people of Grand Portage, and the land the tree lives on is considered a sacred area.

Whenever someone crosses the waters of the big lake, the tradition is to pass by the tree before starting the journey and sprinkle some tobacco at the base of the tree as an offering to the Great Spirit in return for a safe journey across the often treacherous waters of the big lake.

Proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to the Minneapolis American Indian Center.

Original painting on canvas

14" x 18"

Acrylic & Spray Paint

Day 6 of Inktober 2021 - Spirit.