In the old days when people passed away while travelling they were buried where
they died, and as a result there are over 190 known graves on the Idaa Trail.
One of these is the grave of Madeline, who passed away several miles from this
location in 1941. According to local oral tradition Madeline was a very powerful
person and had the ability to foretell her own death. Knowing that she was to
die in a few days she asked her family to bury her at Kw'ooyeeti .
Kw'ooyeeti is located such that both the canoe and dog team trails pass
over the same spot, and consequently she knew that her family could visit her
at anytime of year.
She told them that if they came back to visit, stopped to fix up her grave
fence, and left her a gift of tobacco, she would try to reward them with a moose.