Iroquois Spirit Stones Discovered at an Ancient Iroquois Burial Mound Site in Noble County, Indiana

Iroquois Spirit Stones Discovered at an Ancient Iroquois Burial Mound Site in Noble County, Indiana

Faces served as Manitou or spirit stones to the Iroquois. This carved face of slate was found in Noble County, Indiana near the site of a circular fort and burial mound on Spear Lake. Another Manitou stone was a boulder with concentric depressions around its circumference.  

This stone with natural sculpturing has the image of a face.  This stone would have been interpreted as being posssessed with spirits and would have been venerated.

The stone was found next this burial mound situated next to a spring.