Choknanipok (Man of Flint) is a mythological figure from the Algonquian people. He is the third brother of the cultural hero Manabozo. Chokanipok had a body as big as a mountain. He fought many battles with his brother Manabozho. Manabozho’s arrows tore off pieces of Chokanipok’s body, which fell to Earth as pieces of flint. When Manabozho finally conquered Chokanipok, pieces of the giant’s body were scattered everywhere. This story explains why flint is so common in some parts of the country.