In the direction of the north wind live the manabai'wok (giants), of whom we have heard our old people tell. The manabai'wok are our friends, but we do not see them anymore. They are great hunters and fishermen, and whenever they are out with their torches to spear fish we know it, because then the sky is bright over the place where they are.
Photo courtesy of Jyrki Manninen
This page was created by Colleen Waukechon
March 25, 1996 for the Menominee Folk Tale Page.
The text is from Walter J. Hoffman's book, The Menomini Indians, circa 1888.
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