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INDIAN SUPERSTITION

BY EPHRAIM S. WILLIAMS

Some of these fish are very large, often weighing one hundred pounds or more. The Indian name for sturgeon is mon-e-nveg.
In Mr. Williams' "Personal Reminiscences, " in vol. VIII of Pioneer Collections, he calls the evil spirits "manesous " and instead the Sock Indians, he calls them Sauks. In Long's Chippewa vocabulary sturgeon is translated onnemay instead of mon-e-meg. INDIANS AND AN INDIAN TRAIL A TRIP FROM PONTIAC TO GRAND BLANC AND THE SAGINAWS
BY EPHRAIM S. WILLIAMS, OF FLINT
In the days past and gone, as we traveled from Pontiac to Grand Blanc and Saginaw, following the only road, the long traveled Indian trail, over the beautiful oak openings being burned over by the Indians, perfectly clean, and in June covered with beautiful flowers of almost all colors, it was like traveling through flower gardens—there could scarcely be anything more pleasant and beautiful. The openings were in gentle rolling swells, and from those you could look for miles in many places over the country, like looking through extensive orchards, and see deer, often in herds from ten to fifteen or twenty, feeding upon the acorns—nothing more beautiful. Now the deer are killed or driven back, the beautiful openings cultivated, converted into splendid farms, and more sad, the old pioneers of those days, who toiled and suffered many privations of pioneer life, are almost all gone to their rest, but such is life.

Michigan Indians


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