Tesemini  LbNA # 48907

Placed DateJul 14 2009
LocationSpirit Lake, ID
Found By Left for dead
Last Found Oct 18 2011
Hike Distance?

Tesemini - the clue story

Meet me at the lakeside, said the young brave, the place where they put their boats in the water. You know the place don't you? Your father launches his canoe there to go fishing. He and many other tribesmen will be there so go carefully. Watch out for there are always many there.
I will come soon, the Chief's daughter replied with tears welling up in her eyes. I will have to stop by the first eating place. The women will expect me to stop at this first table to help them dry the fish. I will tell them I have to climb up the closest trail to find the right herbs. Please wait for me where the top of the trail levels and meets with the dirt road.
Yes, I will wait there for you. Come quickly as possible. He held her hand tightly as he spoke to her in a reassuring tone. When we meet at the top of the trail, we will walk northwest on the dirt road for a little ways. Until we can see the place below where the people are. We will be able to see if anyone is coming after us. You know the place. No trees block our view there. It is an open view to the west. When we see no one, we will move over to the right a few steps, between the thimble berry bushes and the cluster of small fir trees.
Everything is prepared and hidden there for us? She asked, still trembling with fear of her father.
Yes, he said. It is hanging in one of those fir trees. Come quickly and we will flee from here and find our freedom.
Remember my love, If the people are too many at drying place head to the upper place where your father puts the extra canoes. The trail is easier there. Climb up to the old dirt road. Head southeasterly to the place no trees block our view. Either way I will have hidden our goods in the place I told you about.

Tesemini -the legend

Chief Hyas-Tyee-Skokum-Tum-Tum, whose tribe inhabited the area, had a daughter who was loved by a young warrior in the tribe. However, Chief Pu-Pu-Mox-Mox, of another tribe, threatened war if she were not given to him as a bride. The father of the girl agreed, but the young lovers thwarted
the plan: They bound their wrists together with rushes and jumped into the lake. Native Americans said that Tesemini, the spirit of the waters, had claimed the pair in anger.

Another version of this legend, tells that the two lovers were married without permission. The father pursued them and out of fear that they would be separated, the brave took the girl in his arms and jumped into the lake. Their bodies were never found. The tribe believed that Tesemini carried them away.
Thereafter, they called the lake Tesemini, Salish for "Lake of the Spirits".

From this Legend is were Spirit Lake got it‘s name.

Thanks so much for playing along. Hope you enjoy the hunt and the area.
God bless. Sincerely, Sondog

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