Ancient Iroquois Manitou or Spirit Stones Located in Noble County, Indiana

Ancient Iroquois Manitou or Spirit Stones Located in Noble County, Indiana

    Certain rocks were believed to be endowed with spirits of the ancient Iroquois Indians. Some of these were rocks that had the appearance of a face.  The other type and most common were stones with a grooved band on the top. 


This rock with a face was situated next to a burial mound in Noble County, Indiana.  This spirit stone would have been used to protect the dead from evil spirits.

The spirit stone was located next to this burial mound that is situated next to a natural spring.


This spirit stone was located at the same site on a hill that once featured a circular earthen fortification. This type of spirit stone has also been referred  to as the "Pipe of the Manitou."