Iroquois Spirit Stones Used to Invoke the Dead Found at Ft. Wayne's Most Haunted

Iroquois Spirit Stones Used to Invoke the Dead Found at Ft. Wayne's Most Haunted

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This woodcut is from the Pictorial History of Allen County, Indiana, 1880. #1 and #3 are pop-eyed birdstones associated with the Meadowood Iroquois. The purpose of these stones is a mystery but may have been Spirit Stones.  The ancient perception of the bird was that of transition from the living to the dead. They may have been used to invoke the spirits