When my husband and I first got together, like any normal man, he took me to meet his family. His family owns a little over 200 acres of land out in the middle of nowhere. Cow country, if you will.
A couple of months later, we moved onto family land into a single wide trailer. On of our favorite activities quickly became walking the land. My husband would tell me about different parts of the land and what they were supposed to be. The land was wild and full of history on many levels. The kind that you tell someone about and they're on their seat to hear more, then want to actually visit the place after, just to see if it's true.
When we moved in, I saw the man on the hill. Dressed in doeskin pants and leaning on a long hunting spear with a chest dress on. I recognized him as what some of my shaman friends called a guardian. Though what he was guarding was a total mystery to me.
Just below the hill there's a small pond dug into the side. I asked him what was in the pond, and smiling proudly he told me, "Bass. My dad and I dug it out. We found a burial ground here, but we tried not to disturb it and put things back the way we found it when we dug out the pond." It was then I told him about the man on the hill. He just shrugged it off and we went on our way with our walk.
I went to my teacher and asked her about what my husband had told me. She thought on it for a few moments and told me, "He's guarding the dead. He was charged to make sure that no one took anything they weren't supposed to, or tried to disturb the dead that rest there."
I looked up the local tribes old set up grounds, but could never get a solid answer on whether or not there was a tribe that was actually set up in this particular spot.
I've never gone to the hill to try to disturb it to see if she's right. But he's almost always there. I catch glimpses of him every now and then, standing and watching. Forever doing the job he was given. He's never moved from his spot, and seems to always be in the same place.
I don't need any help with this. Just thought it interesting enough to share.