From Grist.org:

For many Indigenous tribes across the United States, the wolf is a central part of their creation stories. In the Great Lakes region, tribes such as the Potowatomi, Chippewa, and Ottawa, believe that the gray wolf created the land on which we all live.

“Our creator cast upon the wolf to wander around. As it ran around, land formed underneath of it, and formed the foundation we live on, the foundation of the very land that we preciously hold in high regard, protect, and worship,” said Kevin Allis, a member of the Forest County Potowatomi tribe, which is based in Crandon, Wisconsin.

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