The Legend of the Sleeping Bear
It is believed that the Ojibwe of Michigan were the first to tell the story of Sleeping Bear and her cubs, a legend that has since become known as The Legend of Sleeping Bear. The tale originated as a way to explain the sandy area that we know today as the Sleeping Bear Dunes. In this story, Mother Bear and her two cubs must escape a forest fire in Wisconsin. As they struggle to make this journey across Lake Michigan, the loyalty and dedication they show for one another is powerful and heartwarming.