This small Manitou Stone is on the edge of a marshy spot where a small stream begins (and flows down two different sides of this hilltop). The zigzag row of stones borders the stream and other rows of stones branch out from it along the course of the stream that flows to the floodplain, the size of the stones chosen becoming larger. In a way the zigzag stones are like a garden border between certain plants that like to have their feet wet and those that don't but the row is also like a hearth, separating (yet still somehow connecting) the space on side you want to burn at a certain time, for a certain reason . The row of stones is carefully made, smaller stone serpents that make up larger stone serpents related to the Great or Horned Serpent that lives in the underworld that is sometimes a watery world, a protective Spirit against the Thunder Birds or Beings - and that zigzag could also be lightning or Spiritual power just as it is in pictographs and petroglyphs.
Inside that wet zone are groupings of stones, some placed on boulders, some more hidden than others and with one or two outstanding examples of a Tobacco Sacrifice Effigy Stone, illustrating a purposful placement of probably humanly modified stones, a Bear and Deer Effigy, the bear's head a large cobble balanced on a boulder. I began to look for this Indigenous Diagnostic in other stonework and have observed many ever since that first day in May 1996:
More details of this little spot: