Pictured: Bloodroot flower
In some Algonquian communities, bloodroot is associated with love.
pronounced (Tan- no, Keh- tea-onk)
"The word is Nipmuc for Garden, Garden in the most comprehensive way; a Place were living things are cultivated, nurtured and cared for in a spiritually holistic way ...Tanohketeaonk as a place where young minds are the garden and they will grow in a nurtured environment along with the trees, water, plants and wildlife. Sharing with and learning from one another and developing a mutual respect for all life."
- Larry Spotted Crow Mann
pronounced (moo-Kai-ya Wee-sug)
The Nipmuc people have a tale about the Mukkiah Weesug who are little people. Larry Spotted Crow Mann has a book of Algonquian tales of the Nipmuc Tribe called Drumming & Dreaming in which the Mukkiah Weesug tale is retold. You can find this book and other works from Larry Spotted Crow Mann at http://www.whisperingbasket.com/
At FCNS, we honor this early tale of the Nipmuc people with a place for the children to send and receive messages from the Mukkiah Weesug.