The Mdewakantonwan were so called from their former habitat, Mdewakan, or
Mysterious lake, commonly called Spirit lake, one of the Mille Lacs in
Minnesota. The whole name means Mysterious Lake village, and the term was
used by De l'Isle as ea... Read more of The Mdewakantonwan at Siouan.ca
Touch the lintel and touch the wall, nothing but blessings here befall!
Bless the candle that stands by itself, Bless the book on the mantle shelf,
Bless the pillow for the tired head, Bless the hearth and the light shed.
Friends who tarry here, let them know a three-fold blessing before they go.
Sleep for weariness - peace for sorrow Faith in yesterday and tomorrow.
Friends who go from here, let them bear the blessing of hope, wherever they fare.
Lintel and windows, sill and wall, Nothing but good, this place befall.