I took this picture in Newport Rhode Island while we were on vacation. My sister has two Indian trees on her land in Colorado. I have written a post on one of her bent Indian trees. History has it that the trees were bent to mark trails through the forest. It is thought this would have been done 100 to 300 years ago. The Indians would twists the saplings by lashing their tops down with rawhide or vines, weighting them with rocks or soil, or pegging them down with stakes. I thought maybe this was an Indian Tree but contemplating it I have to wonder if nature didn't cause this tree to bend. What do you think?
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