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Annie tells about child birth and how she was the midwife for her mother while she was in the bushes with her parents.
Child`s First feast
Annie tells a story about a walking out ceremony, portaging for children and having a feast after.
She tells about in the old days, when they had nothing and were running out of supplies and they were getting hungry.
The author talks about the old times when her dad had hard times feeding them because they didn`t have any store bought food. They would only live off the wildlife food. There were times when their dad couldn`t catch any game, also when they didn`t have any money or government cheques coming. It was really hard in those days.
Arrival of Christian Religion
Long time ago I heard my old grandfather telling this story. He said there was no religion in the old days; not until the whitemen came and that`s how the Natives were taught about religion.
Long ago, when people went hunting, they used bows and arrows and they traded their furs to French Europeans.
A man that left his son on an Island
story is unfinished
Chahkaapesh and the Night.
One of many legends of Chahkaapesh.
How the day became night.
Legend of a robin
Incomplete part of the legend of the robin.The begining and the end only. Brief story.
Legend of the Robin
This story is about a man who tries to get rid of his son by dropping him off on an island and leaving him there, but the boy finds his way home and ends up burning his father in their tent.
The boy who was raised by a bear
A story about a boy who was raised by a bear for a period of time. The parents of the boy search for the boy for along time and during this time the bear is teaching the boy different things like how to pick boughs properly so that humans won`t notice the broken branches. Eventually, the boy is found and from then on he has a connection to bears or a greater understanding that other people don`t have.
Willie Trapper Interviews Cree Politicians and asks them what they think about the up coming 1996 referendum:
George Wapachee(Nemaska)Matthew Mukash (Whapmagoostui)
Annie House (Chisasibi)
William Mianscum (Mistissini)
Abel Bosum (Ouje-Bougoumou)
Little boy who had lice and nits
This story is about a boy, who had a lot of lice and nits. The parents packed all their belongings and left their son behind. His grandfather found him and killed all the lice and nits. The little boy found his parents again, but he was never happy in the bush.
This story is about a young man who was bullied by his fellow men on the work site. These men went to the governor and told him lies of what Nikiishaan was saying. They said that Nikiishaan said that he could find the governor`s daughters, whom he had lost a long time ago. Then one day the governor asked Nikiishaan to come to his place. He said, "is it true what you said? that you can find my daughters?" Nikiishaan said "no".
"Well I think that`s what you said, so you will go and find my daughters. If you find them, I will give you everything that you need and I will also give you permission to marry one of them." So then Nikiishaan left the village.
This story is about a woman who had experienced starvation when she was young. One day a man (Robert Longchap) came to their hunting trap line and had asked them to go with him to his hunting trap line. The reason for this was because the family couldn`t catch any fish.
When I was a child my father died.
A story of when her elderly father died when she was a young child. Her older brothers buried their father. The whole family including her older sisters with their husbands mourn their loss.
She also mentions how her mother had killed a large beaver after she had mourned the death of her husband(Eva`s father).
Now and then times
He talk about the old days and for today. He talks about the changes of life and compaired some of ways or things and for the hunting.
When we were lost and hungry
The author recollects an experience she had as a young girl when her and her family got lost on their way to their hunting grounds and how they almost starved until they were rescued by two hunters.
Days of Famine
The author talks about days of famine. She talks about not
remembering her dad because they lived in foster homes with families that lived in the bush.