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The first story tells about how rituals were performed to create good. It is a story about when a community nearly went into starvation and how an elder performed a shaking tent to prevent the community from this bad omen. The second story tells how an old man who was sick was brought back to health by similar rituals.
Battle with the Inuits
This is a story of long ago when the Crees and the Inuits were still fighting and killing each other.
Cree stories about the boogeymen (prospectors) along the shores of James Bay. Tales on how they got along with each other and with the local guides.
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.
Chahkaapesh and the Night.
One of many legends of Chahkaapesh.
How the day became night.
Elder helping caribou hunters
A group of people are starving long ago and they find tracks of caribou. The hunters are already very weak and cannot chase the caribou. An elder goes with the hunters towards the caribou. They see the caribou on the lake ice. The elder instructs the hunters to simply walk towards the caribou. The caribou don`t flee and are killed.
Inuit and the Polar Bear
A story of an Inuk going to set a net at a lake in his kayak. A young friend watches from the shore. He paddles to a small island to look for eggs and is chased by a polar bear. He gets attacked by the polar bear and the young man watches. His brother takes revenge on the polar bear. After killing the polar bear, he sees that it was a very strong animal, full of sinew and muscle.
My Grandfather`s Father
Charlie talks about his father`s father`s father; his great-grandfather. This story is at a time when the Cree people began having guns. This is a time when they had little food. Finding a herd of caribou, Charlie`s great-grandfather decides to use snares instead of using the gun and catches the entire herd of caribou.
How animal parts tell people stories
Charlotte talks about the signs they see on animal parts. She talks about certain parts that could mean large animals are going to be killed and certain parts that mean small animals will be killed when the men are hunting.
How food was preserved back in the day
Charlotte talks about how food was stored back then before they had freezers. How everything was saved from the animal that was killed.
Preservation of food long ago
She talks about the preservation of small and large game and how everything and all the parts of animals were preserved and cooked.
Respecting animals and food
She talks about respecting the animals that are killed for food and not to be too wasteful.
The different roles of men and women
Charlotte talks about the roles that women have when cleaning a bear and the men when cooking the bear. She also talks about the parts of the bear a woman eats and the parts that a man eats.
The meaning of dreams
Part 1 - Charlotte talks about what dreams mean and why to keep some dreams to oneself and other dreams to tell about.
Part 2 - Charlotte talks about a dream she had about her husband and not knowing what her dream meant until the day she saw him bring home a bear.
Part 3- Charlotte talks about the different types of dreams that one has. Dreams that have someone dying are the ones you should talk about. Other dreams that involve shamanism are usually the ones that have somekind of a presence.
The roles and responsibilities of men and women
Charlotte talks about the role and responsibility of a woman when her husband is away hunting. She talks about the chores a woman has around the camp. Therefore when the man is away he is able to hunt very well.
When beaver was first killed
Charlotte talks about when a beaver is killed at the beginning of the season the beaver is cooked and distributed to everyone. She also talks about other animals that are killed at the beginning of each season how they share the food.
Cleaning and preserving the meat of wild animals for food.
Father falls in the river, preserves fish for winter use and travels by foot to get supplies.
How one family lived.
Their daily food.
What they used to make their canoes.
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Family, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Animals, Plants, Food, Starvation