Sunday, May 10, 2009

paint pots - a sacred site

the stoney indians felt that a great animal spirit lived here at the paints pots. they used to come here to gather the ochre clay which they fired and turned into a powder. they mixed this powder with fish oil or animal grease and used it to paint their bodies, their teepees, and for their rock paintings. It is said that the stoney's could hear the sound of a flute or great warrior songs in the gurgling sounds of the water in the creek.

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