Par 4 The Firekeeper (Bodewadmi) The Three Fires Tribes consist of the Potawatomi, Chippewa and Ottawa. The Chippewa are the Keeper of the Faith, the Ottawa are the Keeper of the Trade and the Potawatomi are the Keeper of the Fire. The fire symbolizes the light of the Creator.
Par 5 Good Harvest The Potawatomi believe mother earth provides a bounty for the people and should be protected. This hole has water, trees, farmland, low lands and wild game…all provided by mother earth. As harvesters of this bounty, the hole is dedicated to Douglas Good, whose family farmed this land for over 100 years.
Par 3 Maple Sugar (Zi za ba kwet) Maple sugar is both a food and a preventative medicine. It is preventative medicine due to the work required to harvest the sap through a wooden flue, and once boiled it produces a natural sweetner.
Par 4 Eagle (Ke no) The eagle is sacred to native people. From its perch, the eagle watches over the tribe and serves as the messenger between the Creator and his people.
Par 4 Legend of the Snowbirds Two young Indians traveled to deliver gifts to their grandmother. Caught in a snowstorm, they slept to the afterlife. The Creator has since sent two birds that warm of approaching snow. The snowbirds lie in the bunkers behind the green.
Par 3 Turtle (Mshike) Turtle Island represents the United States in Potawatomi culture. Turtles are wise and well respected. There is a Turtle Clan within each of the Three Fires Tribes.
Par 4 Ogeema Muckwa The Bear Clan leads, protects, and provides medicines. This hole is dedicated to Kenneth Meshigaud, Ogeema Muckwa, who has been the Chairperson of the Hannahville Indian Community for over 20 years.
Par 4 Wisdom (Bwakawen) Wisdom, one of the Seven Grandfathers, encompasses experience, knowledge and balance. The turtle guarding the approach to the green represents wisdom in the animal world.
Par 5 Seven Grandfathers (Noeg Gmeshomsenanek) Potawatomi tradition tells us there were Seven Grandfathers given the responsibility by the Creator to look after the people. The grandfathers taught us wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility and truth. There are seven bunkers on the final hole.