;'Various Native American tribes took years to bend marker trees, which were typically used to notify and point to low water crossings, campsites, rock paint quarries, hunting trails, graves, freshwater streams and prayer sites, among many other things"""
This is awesome!.... i actually have a oak that's layed down like that.... its about as long as a park bench laid over~... i'll have to get a picture of it... ..it sites between the only 3 large live oak in our campsite..and this is where all our points are found!!!
man.. exciting.. i'll be out snapping pics and lookin for the sings..
I have always been skeptical when it came to "Indian Marker Trees". The ones I looked at in the Texas coastal areas over the years had probably been bent over by storms and in most cases weren't old enough for Indian association. I found it strange that there was no mention in the newspaper article of the species of the subject tree nor an estimate of its age. The tree in the photos appears to be a species of Ash, Fraxinus sp. Ash trees do live for as long as 250 years. Its fun idea that there might be surviving "Indian Marker Trees". Realistically it would be quite impossible to prove from a scientific perspective any Indian association several hundred years ago with a particular tree.