Bemidji, Minnesota: Nanabozho, Bunyan's Muffler Man FoeA statue of the big Indian -- actually a repurposed Muffler Man -- who beat Paul Bunyan to death with a fish. At least, according to Anishinaabeg tradition.
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Nanabozho, Bunyan's Muffler Man Foe
The tree in front of Nanabozho has grown substantially. Difficult to see the entire attraction. Believe his right hand is missing.[Cindy Eliason, 06/05/2015]
Nanabozho, Bunyan's Muffler Man Foe [RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 01/01/2008]
I live in Bemidji, Minnesota, and I had no idea that there were so many other Bunyans out there! You're right about him not caring about ecosystems: according to Chippewa legend, he was so greedy about ripping down all the trees that Nanabozho [previous tip sp.: Nanabojo], a Native American, stopped him by beating him to death with a big fish after several weeks of fighting. A statue of Nanabozho stands across the road from Paul Bunyan in Bemidji. At least this is how I remember the story; what I know for sure is that you never seem to hear that side anywhere.[Christine, 07/12/1997]
Bemidji has a Muffler Man outside the Wolf Trading Post, only a block from their Bunyan.[Robert Tubbs, 11/16/1996]