Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Chippewa Indian Legend of an Ancient White Race that Mined the Copper

Chippewa Indian Legend of an Ancient White Race that Mined the Copper




Prehistoric Copper Mining in the Lake Superior Region, 1923

   Indian Legends make no mention of these mining operations which were of a magnificence and magnitude worthy of being included in the history of any race.

       The legends do mention that a white race was driven out far back in the Indians history. The fact that Indian legends indicate that pieces of copper were reserved as Manitous or Gods would seem to prove that they were not the people who mined and used copper "industrially"
   Father Allouez said that the Indian legends contained no reference to mining or the miners. In fact the Indians did not know where the mines were. A report of a Chippewa legend says that the old one states that their forefathers, drove out a white race who might have been the miners.