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Here you can listen to and download stories and other audio material (mp3) in East Cree. You can also select them and download them to put on a CD to share with your class. We ask that you do not transcribe, translate or reproduce these stories without prior permission from the Cree School Board.

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Samson Neacappo

Akaa Kaa Nipihtaat

The legend of Akaa Kaa Nipihtaat, the young man that never killed any game. The women made fun of him. He lived with his parents and never killed any game even when he hunted. One time as he hunted, he became very frustrated. As he sat there, the animals began to notice him. All the animals approached him and explained that they didn`t know he existed. The animals tell the young man that he would be able to kill game now. After that, he became a successful hunter and all the women were attracted to him.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-034-030

File Size

7.08 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Tradition, Past, Animals, Artifacts, Food, Clothing, Man, Woman, Supernatural, Transportation

Beaver Song

Samson sings his father`s song. Samson sings his song about the beaver.

Age 18+
Code

EcCh-034-003

File Size

0.77 mb

Duration

7.11 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, History

Themes

Song

Topics

Winter, Animals, Food

Beluga Whale Song

Samson sings a song from his uncle Kaa Uchipichishkwaat. This is a song about the beluga whale and Samson explains that his uncle was a great hunter and provided food to many people.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-034-018

File Size

2.29 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History, Art and Music

Themes

Song

Topics

Family, Animals, Food

Boy taken by Bear

Legend of a boy taken by the bear and stays with the bear until rescued by his father. And how the boy is taught to properly hunt the bear.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-034-014

File Size

11.19 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Man, Supernatural, Family, Boy, Animals, Food

Caribou hunting in the winter

Part 1 - Samson talks about his younger days when he hunted for caribou. Going up high hills and looking far ahead.

Part 2 - Sings a song about the geese flying in the clear sky. He tells how he enjoyed the scene of geese flying.

Age 18+
Code

EcCh-034-004

File Size

1.24 mb

Duration

14.24 mins

Year Of Recording

19??

Year Of Last Edit

2004

Sound Editor

Margaret Cox

Described By

Margaret Cox

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Very good

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, History

Themes

Song

Topics

Boy, Spring, Winter, Animals, Food, Man

Chiiwish Awaashish

Chiiwish Awaashish is an orphan living with his grandmother. Others tease him and mock him. He asks a group of girls for some fish but they refuse. He threatens to bring strong wind. The people cannot check their fish nets. He performs the shaking tent and is able to fill people`s bowls and pots with food. He also gets a young woman pregnant and marries her after the woman`s father finds out who the father of the child is. This legend also includes a song by Samson.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-034-022

File Size

21.96 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends, Song

Topics

Food, Man, Woman, Predictions, Supernatural, Boy, Girl, Tradition, Animals

Chipiyuuch

This is the legend of Chipiyuuch. A boy and his mother are attacked by a cannibal but the child is safely hidden. The mice grandmothers save the fetus from the mother`s organs. After reuniting the father and the two sons, the two sons are at odds with the father. The two brothers live on their own. The younger brother Chipiyuuch pretends to be a small child to attract wives for his brother. After reverting back to his normal self, the second wife wants to marry him but Chipiyuuch refuses. As a bachelor, many women try to be his wife but he always finds a fault. After marrying the original woman, they turn into beaver people. This legend also includes songs.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-034-015

File Size

48.36 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends, Song

Topics

Family, Boy, Tradition, Animals, Food, Man, Woman, Supernatural

Divination

Samson Neacappo and George Head both explain about divination, the shaking tent and the looking into water divination. Josie Sam Sr. is doing the interview.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-034-045

File Size

2.05 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Spirituality

Themes

Interview

Topics

Tradition, Past, Predictions, Supernatural

Giant Eagle Legend

The legend of the Giant Eagle and the man who was taken by the eagle`s wife. The man is stuck on a high mountain with the giant eagles and can only get back down by killing them.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-034-011

File Size

21.99 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Animals, Man, Supernatural

Giant Eagle Legend

A man helps an injured giant eagle. The eagle warns the man not to cross lakes in the winter because the female giant eagle hunts humans. The man is taken by the female giant eagle. After taken to the nest far away, the man plans to get back down. He kills the eagle family by burning their nest and gets back down by crawling inside the body of the eagle and rolling down the mountain.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-034-025

File Size

14.78 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Animals, Man, Woman, Supernatural

Giant Porcupine takes Wife

The legend of the giant porcupine taking another man`s wife. The man saves his wife and kills the giant porcupine. This legend is incomplete due to the low quality of audio at the end of the legend.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-034-009

File Size

5.79 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Animals, Man, Woman, Supernatural

Grandfather`s songs

Samson sings his father`s uncle`s songs. He explains how is father collected wood to make snowshoes and his uncle made the snowshoes.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-034-024

File Size

8.27 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Art and Music, History

Themes

Memoirs, Song

Topics

Family, Past, Animals, Artifacts, Man, Transportation

Hunting in the past

In the past, children were introduced to the hunt at an early age. They fished with their mothers on the ice. The men set nets and fish hooks under the ice and the women checked them. Even if the men didn`t get anything from the hunt, sometimes the women and children caught fish to eat. When they traveled, the men simply left the camp in the early morning. The women broke camp and followed the trail of their husbands. The teepee was made with a large rock as the hearth. The men left their toboggans where they wanted the camp to be set up and left to hunt caribou. When they returned from hunting, the women and the elders were already setting up the new camp. If many caribou were killed, a feast was held and the elders sang with their drums. Samson mentioned that they camped at many different places during one winter because they were nomadic. If the hunt was successful, there was great joy at the camp.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-034-042

File Size

9.02 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food, Man, Woman, Transportation, Family, Boy, Girl, Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Seasons

Kaa Utishikaakukuhpiu

The legend of Kaa Utishikaakukuhpiu. He was an evil elder who loved killing people. His coat was made from skunk skins. A young man finds out that he was an orphan because Kaa Utishikaakukuhpiu had killed his parents. The young man offends Kaa Utishikaakukuhpiu by saying that he stank. Kaa Utishikaakukuhpiu is determined to kill the young man by poisoning him. After failing to poison the young man, the young man instead kills Kaa Utishikaakuhpiu by using helping spirits.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-034-028

File Size

11.71 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Food, Clothing, Man, Monsters, Supernatural, Family, Tradition, Animals, Artifacts

Kaapishishikushit and Kaapishkutuwitaau

Kaapishishikushit has a habit of killing people by placing curses on them and making them starve to death. Two men Kaapishishikushit and Kaapishkutuwitaau have a fight. Kaapishishikushit puts a curse on Kaapishkutukutaau and prevents him and his brother from killing any game. Kaapishkutuwitaau performs the shaking tent to confront Kaapishishikushit.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-034-029

File Size

6.18 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Past, Animals, Artifacts, Food, Man, Predictions, Starvation, Supernatural, Family

Kaapishishikushit and Kaapishkutuwitaau

Kaapishishikushit has a habit of killing people by placing curses on them and making them starve to death. Two men Kaapishishikushit and Kaapishkutuwitaau have an fight. Kaapishishiwishit puts a curse on Kaapishkutuwitaau and prevents him and his brother from killing any game. Kaapishkutuwitaau performs the shaking tent to confront Kaapishishikushit.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-034-023

File Size

8.97 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, History

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Past, Summer, Food, Man, Supernatural

Kaauchihkumishiu and Piyaakwaakimii

Kaauchihkumishiu and his wife are paddling in a canoe. A blade of seaweed is stuck on his paddle. He takes it off with his hand. That night, he arm becomes very sore. He heals himself using oil from a skunk. He finds out that Piyaakwaakimiu was the one that caused this. He goes after Piyaakwaakimiu and kills him.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-034-036

File Size

5.83 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Plants, Artifacts, Clothing, Man, Woman, Predictions, Medicines, Supernatural, Transportation, Family, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Animals

Kaauchihkumishiu wants a wife

A woman always refuses to marry. Kaauchihkumishiu attempts to marry her. He goes to her camp and stays the night but the woman refuses. Kaauchihkumishiu picks off a louse and puts it on the woman and places a curse on the woman. The woman is infested with lice and is abandoned. The lice drive the woman crazy.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-034-037

File Size

3.44 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Tradition, Past, Man, Woman, Predictions, Supernatural

Kitunaau

The elder Kitunaau, the old warrior. His camp is reached by enemies and his sons are gone from camp. He was so old that he couldn`t do any work anymore. The enemies attack but Kitunaau fights back and kills the enemies.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-034-035

File Size

4.77 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2007

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Inter-racial, Family, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Artifacts, Man, Woman

Legend of Chihchip

Chihchip takes two sisters to be his wives as he travels to a camp. His wives were stolen at the camp. Chihchip then takes revenge on the camp.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-034-013

File Size

17.68 mb

Duration

0 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2006

Collected By

George Bauer

Sound Editor

Brian Webb

Described By

Brian Webb

Dialect

Northern

Quality

Good with noise

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Themes

Legends

Topics

Transportation, Family, Celebrations, Summer, Animals, Clothing, Man, Woman

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