The 7 grandfathers teaching of the Anishnabe, Misabe=Sasquatch is Honesty

In the 7 Teachings of the Aniishnabe and Ojibwe, Honesty is represented by Sabe or Misabe (Sasquatch/Bigfoot) or the Raven. They both understand who they are how to walk in their life. “Sabe reminds us to be ourselves and not someone we are not. An honest person is said to walk tall like Kitchi-Sabe… Like Kitchi-Sabe, Raven also accepts himself and knows how to use his gift. He does not seek the power, speed or beauty of others. He uses what he has been given to survive and thrive. So must you.”

The Seven Sacred Teachings of White Buffalo Calf Woman, by: David Bouchard & Dr. Joseph Martin.

To walk through life with integrity is to know honesty.

Be honest with yourself. Recognize and accept who you are. Accept and use the gifts you have been given. Do not seek to deceive yourself or others.–the-7-grandfathers.html



5 thoughts on “The 7 grandfathers teaching of the Anishnabe, Misabe=Sasquatch is Honesty”

  1. I love this story! Thank you so much for including this on your website. My Son and I were given our Indian names by a 90 year old, Grand Medicine Midewiiwan, Spiritual Elder in Ponemah, Minnesota. He considered my Son a Namesake. He gave my Son the same Indian name as himself. At the time my Son was only 4 years old. His Indian name and what he named my Son was Misabe. He told my Son it meant Huge, Giant. He was very wise and strong but I wondered to myself about the name because I am only 5 feet tall and his father is 5 feet 10 inches tall. I happened to mention to this Elder that what I understood him to mean is that my Son will have Giant spirit. He replied that my Son is going to be very Large (Tall) like himself. He was absolutely correct! My Son grew to be 6 feet 6 inches tall and is still living in Minnesota. I have moved to Southern Oregon and live next to Jebediah Smith State Redwood Forest where Big Foot is often sighted.

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    1. Thank you Ellen for sharing your interesting story and insights. Misabe etymologically means ”Big People”. It’s an Anishnabe name for Sasquatch, among others. I’m curious if the Midewiwin Elder you mention was Edward Benton-Banai who just left us for the spirit world less than a month ago. He wrote great teachings from Misabe in his Mishomis Book. I attended the Midewiwin lodge in a couple occasions. The 7 Grandfathers is part of their teachings. Indeed Sasquatch are often encountered in the redwoods regions. Blessings on your quest…


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