Circle of Life

Circle of Life (HM1CEL)

Location: Anoka, MN 55303 Anoka County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 11.416', W 93° 23.459'

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The Dakota and Ojibwa people believed that the confluence of two great rivers was a sacred place.

The Point was used as an encampment and gathering place for several tribes. It was also a meeting place to form hunting parties going north into the game-rich white pine forests on the upper Rum River.

These encampments were in the form of a circle. The Dakota believed that the circles symbolized the universe within which all elements are contained and have equal status.

The sacred campfire circle formed the structure for spirituality, tribal government, community life, family relationships and social interaction. These values were expressed in songs and dances around the sacred circle.
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 469286 N 5004161
Decimal Degrees45.19026667, -93.39098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 11.416', W 93° 23.459'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 11' 24.96" N, 93° 23' 27.54" W
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Area Code(s)763, 612
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1460 S Ferry Rd, Anoka MN 55303, US
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