Friday, June 17, 2016

The Hour of Land

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June 17, 2016

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The Hour of Land

To us, the ashes of our ancestors are sacred and their resting place is hallowed ground.

- Chief Seattle -

The Hour of Land

Effigy Mounds National Monument is a quiet space of contemplation in the northeast corner of Iowa, containing 207 mounds, 56 of them effigies in the shape of animals. They are among the tens of thousands of earth mounds that once dotted the Midwest, made by the people who lived here in the Upper Mississippi Valley, ancestors to today's Ho-Chunk people, also known as the Winnebago. To visit any grave is a solemn practice. To visit these mounds is to be brought into the presence of an unseen force where the ground has literally been raised. Writer Terry Tempest Williams shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

Pause for a moment where men have walked or sat for hundreds of years, whether it be a graveyard, a burial ground or an inviting stone beside a great tree. Let the past seep into the present moment as you connect with those who have been here before you.

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