February 2, 2018
This is a very short video about the pillars.
This is one of the Blackfoot creation legends
Old Man and the Great Spirit
There was once a Great Spirit who was good. He made a man and a woman. Then Old Man came along. No one made Old Man. He always existed.
The Great Spirit said to him, "Old Man, have you any power?"
"Yes," said Old Man, "I am very strong."
"Well," said the Great Spirit, "suppose you make some mountains."
So Old Man set to work and made the Sweet-Grass Hills. To do this he took a piece of Chief Mountain. He brought Chief Mountain up to its present location, shaped it up, and named it. The other mountains were called blood colts.
"Well," said the Great Spirit, "you are strong."
"Now," said Old Man, "there are four of us: the man and woman, you and I."
The Great Spirit said, "All right."
The Great Spirit said, "I will make a big cross for you to carry."
Old Man said "No, you make another man so that he can carry it."
The Great Spirit made another man. Old Man carried the cross a while, but soon got tired and wanted to go. The Great Spirit told him that he could go, but he should go out among the people and the animals, and teach them how to live, etc.
Now the other man got tired of carrying, the cross. He was a white man. The Great Spirit sent him off as a traveler. So he wandered on alone.
The man and woman who had been created wandered off down towards Mexico, where they tried to build a mountain in order to get to the sky to be with their children. But the people got mixed up until they came to have many different languages.
Source: Clark Wissler and D. C. Duvall, Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians (New York: Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, 1908), v. 2, part 1, pp. 23-24.
If we assume, that building and reshaping mountains, is actually the building of pyramids, these pillars in my opinion tell the Blackfoot story.
First and most notably, the cross, which is clearly described in the tale. The large pyramid"mountain"adorns one side, and the blood colts(smaller mountains) can also be seen around the top of the other. The man and woman go towards Mexico, and built a mountain to reach their children. The pyramid of the sun in Mexico's odd shape , can be seen with the figure of man inside.
As well, there is another legend, that states, at one time all the nations spoke the same language, but before leaving the people, old man had them drink from cups of many colored liquids. Those who drank the black liquid spoke Blackfoot from then on. The red, another language and so on. On the one pillar , there is what I interpreted to be, a chalice. A cup of many colored liquids?
I think these pillars tell the same tale,as the Blackfoot.
As I also believe there to be pyramids in Algonquin park Canada, they could prove to be the blood colts. In my opinion this would verify their story to a large extent.
It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. H.S.
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