. . . there is a Ojibwe legend that tells of a chief who adopted into his tribe a fugitive Sauk brave, Bukadawin, who became the husband of the Chief's daughter, Princess Natomo. Soon after a son was born to the young couple. An Enemy, Spotted Snake, attempted to kill Bukadawin with a poison arrow. Natomo saw him draw his bow and threw herself upon her husband to save him. She was killed by the arrow. Heartbroken, Bukadawin buried her beneath a birch tree. He then named his son "Wasso" meaning, "one Bright Spot", as a symbol of the one remaining joy in his life.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sky and water -- water and sky -- on Owasso Lake. There usually are white egrets intent on fishing among the lily pads and ducks swimming in and out of the reeds anytime along this stretch of water.
The origin of the name 'Owasso' is unknown, but there's speculation. . .my favorite is (courtesy of the Minnesota DNR)
A peaceful --and busy -- spot to watch the sky.
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