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This story comes from Simon Pokagon's 1898 collection Indian Superstitions and Legends.In the spring-time of each year our forefathers held Ma-gosh-e-win -- a religious feast of prayer and thanksgiving, -- rejoicing that winter had passed, and that all nature was alive again. At such times they erected in the centre of their camping-ground a high pole, on which they hung all their old, cast-off garments. Around this pole men, women, and children would sing and dance. The prayer of their song was, that Kigi Manito, who had brought back Ke-sus, the sun, -- melting the snow and unlocking the ice-bound lakes and streams, -- would look down upon his dependent children with love and compassion, and give them peace and plenty through another year. After the close of this feast they celebrated the feast for the dead.
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