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Agawa Pictographs [2]

The Agawa Pictographs are located in Lake Superior Provincial Park north of Montreal River Harbour, Ontario.  A short hike down leads one to the downsloping ledge at the base of the cliff alongside the lakeshore.  Red pictographs dating a few hundred years ago from the Ojibwe First Nations include a moose, deer, bear, & caribou, still intact after the harsh conditions that often hits the area.  The most famous is a horned animal called the Misshepezhieu, the spirit of the water.  There are other pictographs further along the cliffs in the water that can only be viewed by boat, while this region as a whole has over 290 documented pictograph locations along the Lake Superior lakeshore, most of them documented from 1957 to 1975 by Selwyn Dewdney (1909-1979), the father of rock art research in Canada.

The viewing area for the pictographs can be dangerous, especially when there are high waves on Lake Superior.  It was wet from recent rains leaving the rock slippery to those who aren't sure-footed.  Signs discourage a visit to the pictographs if conditions don't allow.  The site is sacred & is a protected location where touching or tampering w/ the artwork is prohibited.


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Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12804x6402
Taken: 21/08/2017
Uploaded: 21/08/2017
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: agawa pictographs; ojibway; lake superior; coast; great lakes; canadian shield; ontario; provincial park; native american; ojibwe; first nations; misshepezhieu
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