Chippewa (Ojibway) manitou sculpture


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Bobcat Manitou statue in the Mejastic Hotel Store at Yosemite National Park

Impressive details in this Bobcat Manitou

Closeup (head and shoulders) of the Bobcat Manitou statue in the Mejastic Hotel Store at Yosemite National Park

Closeup

That time I was enamoured by a Manitou in the form of a bobcat and was so very close to taking it home from the store at Majestic Hotel in Yosemite National Park, and then we saw our first actual bobcat in the wild as we left the park. Was it a sign? 🤔

From the sculptors’ website:

Bobcat is a totem of Vigilance and Suspicion. He’s not ‘hyper-vigilant’ or paranoid, he’s just keeping both eyes wide open while he’s awake and probably one while he’s asleep. He’s not overly trusting, is he? He uses a simple snare to catch small game and an equally simple willow frame to stretch and tan hides.