Saturday, January 16, 2016

Wisconsin Menomonie Indian's Legend of "Light Skinned Ment" Who Worked the Copper Mines

Wisconsin Menomonie Indian's Legend of "Light Skinned Ment" Who Worked the Copper Mines



    The Menomonie Indians of Wisconsin have a legend about the ancient copper mines. They tell a story that the mines were worked by “light skinned men”, who were able to identify the mines by throwing magical stones on the ground, which made the ores that contained copper ring like a bell.