Hag stones discovered at Hugo Lake in Oklahoma – The Artsology Weblog

I’ve had just a few posts on hag stones through the years, and to reiterate right here, a “hag stone” is a rock that has a gap in it and is believed to provide folks the flexibility to look right into a mystical or fantasy world. These stones have been discovered around the globe and are thought-about by a number of cultures to be a protecting amulet when held on a wire.

The next pair of hag stones have been shared with me by Candace in Oklahoma, who explains that she discovered them “… at Hugo Lake, on the north facet of the Sawyer Dam.”

Two hag stones found at Hugo Lake in Oklahoma
Two hag stones discovered at Hugo Lake in Oklahoma.

It is likely to be attention-grabbing to notice that Hugo Lake is a man-made lake situated 7 miles east of Hugo, in Choctaw County, which was as soon as Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory. For these not conversant in “Indian Territory,” it’s a time period that describes an evolving land space put aside by the US Authorities within the 1800s for the relocation of Native Individuals that had been forcibly faraway from east of the Mississippi River. I assume I’m needing my very own historical past lesson refresher course, as I didn’t understand that Oklahoma didn’t grow to be a state till 1907. The Indian Territory was arrange by the US authorities coverage often known as “The Indian Removal Act,” which approved the elimination of Native tribes, and was signed by Andrew Jackson in 1830. Though Jackson signed it into regulation, it was enforced primarily throughout the Martin Van Buren administration. Over time this Indian Elimination Act induced roughly 60,000 members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations to be forcibly faraway from their ancestral homelands, with hundreds dying throughout the Trail of Tears.

Possibly I’m going off on a tangent right here with the historical past lesson, however along with the outline of hag stones as being mystical and protecting artifacts, there’s additionally options on the market that they have been more-simply used as fishing weights by Native American Indians. So the proximity of those hag stones being discovered at a lake within the former Choctaw Nation may tie in to that concept. However as I at all times state in these rock artwork posts, I’m not a rock artwork skilled myself, however fairly I simply share the images and tales despatched to me by readers of the Artsology Weblog. So if anybody on the market desires so as to add to my historic rationalization or share some perception on hag stones, please accomplish that within the feedback part under.