These “Marker Trees” Were Used By Native Americans For A Very Special Purpose

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They’re called “marker trees” or “trail trees,” and they held a wealth of information for Native Americans. Believe it or not, these trees were manipulated to grow in specific directions.

Great Lakes Trail Marker Tree Society

Members of different nations would use these trees to mark borders and guide travelers toward food and water. This tree stands in between two neighboring nations, which explains why its trunk points in two different directions.

Great Lakes Trail Marker Tree Society

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