Sacred Ground

Near where I live is a sacred burial ground that was once used by the Pottawatomie native Americans. It was also the area where the settlers first inhabited the town that I live in. The transfer of land was peaceful unlike much of the settler land that was taken by violence. White people and Pottawatomie people actually lived together as neighbors. A dear friend bought this land many years ago and made an historical park that would commemorate both people groups. Here are some scenes from the park.

Corner of a small cabin

Corner of a small cabin


Kitchen

Kitchen


Adjacent field

Adjacent field


Tepee

Tepee


Remembrance stones on burial mound

Remembrance stones on burial mound


The only other visitor

The only other visitor

Beyond the Village

Beyond the Sauder Village circle of a mid 19th century town are various additional historical replica buildings. These include Native American (Potowatomi) bark huts and settlers’ early cabins as well as a working farm. Seeing these areas is a reminder of how hard life was nearly a couple of centuries ago. Life was simpler (something we often wish for) but also much harder (something for which we have less longing). Hopefully these pictures will give you a few moments of reverie about those days of yesteryear.

Bark Hut

Bark Hut


Drying Rack and Weeds

Drying Rack and Weeds


Kitchen Stove

Kitchen Stove


Laundry Room

Laundry Room


Reading and Spinning Corner

Reading and Spinning Corner


Porch Nest

Porch Nest


Nest's Occupant?

Nest’s Occupant?

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