April 23, 2008

Potawatomi references in golf course

Golf club shares history of Potawatomi cultureSometimes the references to Potawatomi narratives or to local history are so subtle that it is uncovered only in the name of the hole or in the yardage books.

Two holes reference the turtle, including the signature island green on the 15th hole. Some holes reference the three-tribe alliance of the Potawatomi, Ottawa and Ojibwe, the Three Fires Council. The 10th tee box features a flame for the Potawatomi role as "Keepers of the Fire." The final hole, named for the seven grandfathers of traditional narrative, has seven bunkers.

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