Adventure Sunday: Check Out the Native Culture

Okay, okay, we're not all Josh Gates and able to go exploring the jungles, but so far in this series, I've talked about letting the child inside you guide you into adventure, checking out documentaries and learning about subjects, going geocaching, storm chasing, exploring abandoned places and cemeteries. Julie and I are making a trip to explore some native grinding stones. I'm taking some indian flute music, dowsing rods, compasses, a tuning fork and anything else I can think of to see whether this land has phenomena or simply makes for an amazing spiritual prayer location.

There are Native locations all around the US where you can go in search of history, spirituality and experiments like ours. Let me mention some around the country you might be aware of (you can also google indian historic sites in your area):

Minnesota: Mille Lacs Museum: 12 miles north of Onamia on the southwest shore of Lake Mille Lacs (U.S. Hwy. 169).

Ohio: Sun Watch Indian Village Archaeological Site. 2301 W. River Road Dayton, OH 45418 (937) 268-8199

North Carolina: Oconaluftee Indian Village (Cherokee)

Texas: Caddo Mounds. East Texas


  1. Am anxiously awaiting your findings! :0)
    Has anyone ever done any research (like you are about to do) at Native American spiritual sites across the US? Or Canada? I know that not all sites would be available for non-tribal members to investigate, but it would be interesting to see the findings.

  2. We have tremendous native American culture here in the PNW. This is a great topic. I love the nature of their spiritual world. So much more connected than the non-native world.

  3. It's a great idea to explore Indian culture with an eye towards the spiritual and supernatural, but remember that there's a whole undiscovered history of Indians in America. They built great cities like Cahokia in Illinois and had a huge, flourishing civilization before disease reduced their numbers by 90%. A lot of what they built didn't last, but the vaunted wilderness encountered by Europeans is now thought to be the depopulated and overgrown land formerly managed and dominated by Indians. We don't think of America as having much of a history before Europeans arrived, but it's there. Fun stuff.

  4. I'm very excited about doing some experiments in the grinding rocks. You can feel the spiritual energy in the Indian places. We also hope to do a study inside a limestone cave including an EVP with no spoken questions, only thought ones...

  5. I know you probably already know this, but it's a good idea to take something that you can leave when you try to tune into that "channel" (no other way for me to describe it) at the Sacred Places. Tobacco (not cigarette tobacco), corn meal, sweetgrass, and sage are good gifts. Present yourself as a friend and I believe you will be recognized as such. If you aren't already of course...

  6. Aaron;
    Here a lot of people leave little straw dolls and such. I usually leave seeds. It sounds strange, but I one time took dried corn kernels to a site and I heard flutes and chanting. Ever since, I've made it a point to bring squash seeds or corn kernels. In Sedona, at the vortexes, there are medicine wheels and everyone leaves an offering on the stone as they enter the vortex area. You see some crazy stuff. I've brought apache tears when I go there.


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