Temagami - Te-mee-ay-gaming
from the Land of Deep Water
Far in the grim Northwest beyond the lines
That turn the rivers eastward to the sea,
Set with a thousand islands, crowned with pines,
Lies the deep water, wild Temagami:
Wild for the hunter's roving, and the use
Of trappers in its dark and trackless vales,
Wild with the trampling of the giant moose,
And the weird magic of old Indian tales.
All day with steady paddles toward the west
Our heavy-laden long canoe we pressed:
All day we saw the thunder-travelled sky
Purpled with storm in many a trailing tress,
And saw at eve the broken sunset die
In crimson on the silent wilderness.
Gitche Manito, the mighty,
Mitchy Manito, the bad:
In the breast of every Redman,
in the dust of every dead man,
There is a tiny heap of Gitche
And a mighty mound of Mitche-
There's the good and there's the bad.
Ancient meteorite impact
Creation of Temagami and Misabi
Cy WarmanHow God made TEMAGAMI
Weiga of TEMAGAMI
Aleck Paul, second Chief of Timagami bandrecorded by Dr. F.Speck in 1913
Grace Rajnovich, a researcher and writer:
Madeline Theriault, Temagami Elder:
Michael Paul, Bill TwainOral history relating to the Iroquois: Temagami River Fight, Lake Temagami Chase and Battle, Rabbit Lake Fight, Stinking Islands Battle, Island Lookout Pits, Temagami Island Indian Burial Ground, Wabun Pits Site
Alex Mathias (Misabi), Elder of Temagami First NationHow map of Family Hunting Territories of Timagami Band was drawn.
How Old Missabie shut down operations of a logging camp
Iroquois battles and lookout pits
Evidence presented by Teme-Augama Anishnabai in Bear island Foundation vs Attorney General for Ontario trial during Land Claim processSacred places of Teme-Augama Anishnabai.
Tale of Obabika Lake Origin of Constellation Fishing Star (Ursa Major aka Big Dipper) Young Loon The Giant Pike Marry a Star Lynx and His Two Wives Story of Seal Rock Rabbit, Lynx and Fisher Snaring the Sun Stinker The Origin of Snakes The Origin of Bats Muskrat Warns the Beaver Story of a Hunter Story of a Fast Runner Story of a Hunter and Seven Deer
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Nenebuc (Nanabojou, Manabozho), the Transformer
Updated: January 2006