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Storyteller


About this catalogue
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.

Page 9 of 26, showing 20 records out of 508 total, starting on record 161, ending on 180

Finding a starving camp

A hunter finds a camp of starving people who were already very weak. He returns home and tells his father. The next day, the elder tells his son to go back. On his way, he sees a large herd of caribou. The hunters set snares and capture many caribou. They brought the caribou to the starving camp and helped them survive.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-048

File Size

5.82 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

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

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

Giant Porcupine steals wife

The giant porcupine steals a man`s wife. The husband searches for the giant porcupine and finds them in a a cave. The giant porcupine shoots the man with his quills but the man dodges the quills. The man kills the porcupine and the grandfather porcupine orders the man to cut up the giant porcupine to throw the pieces in all directions.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-035

File Size

6.11 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, Girl, Animals, Woman, Supernatural

Hard times long ago

George talks about a time of starvation when he was a teenager. It was around Christmas time and they had no food. They reached another camp where the people were hungry also. The wolves were driving the caribou away. They finally were able to get caribou. They went to the other camp to give them food. Many people had starved to death that winter.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-050

File Size

9.41 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, Interview

Topics

Starvation, Transportation, Family, Tradition, Celebrations, Past, Seasons, Winter, Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food

Hardship in the Past

George tells a story of his life in the past. His family experienced hunger. They had cached food for the winter but crows and foxes ate everything from the cache. His family camped with people from Whapmagoostui at Apishikimiish (Lac Bienville). As they move further east towards Mistisiipii (George River), they meet up with Montagnais people from Waashaau (Sept Isles?). The Montagnais family was starving. George mentioned that it was hard to communicate with them. George helped the Montagnais by giving them some fish to use as bait for their fish hooks.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-201-055

File Size

21.89 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, History, Geography

Themes

Memoirs

Topics

Tradition, Food, Clothing, Past, Seasons, Man, Summer, Woman, Spring, Starvation, Transportation, Fall, Inter-racial, Winter, Family, Boy, Animals, Girl, Places, Artifacts

Hunter walks on water

George recalls a story of his grandfather`s relative who walked on water while pursuing caribou because of shamanistic power.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-012

File Size

4.87 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

Memoirs

Topics

Animals, Man, Supernatural

Hunting songs

Two traditional songs about hunting. First song is about round bullet used in the old style of guns. Second song is about when George is about kill the game he is hunting.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-024

File Size

2.46 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

Themes

Song

Topics

Animals, Food

Interview about Legends

This is an interview, asking about legends from an anthropologist`s point of view. With unknown translator asking questions. How the legends were passed down and conduct of telling legends.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-006

File Size

2.08 mb

Duration

7.17 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2005

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

Interview

Topics

Past, Man

Interview about Legends and other explanations

Robert Kanatewat interviews both George Head and Samson Neacappo about legends and other aspects of life long ago and how the legends were told. Explanation about how traditional names came from and several names are explained, such as Neacappo, Head, Pachano and Pepabano. Names derived from dreams and nature. Origins of legends and time when legends were told. Difference between legends and stories. Information received from dreams and how songs were composed. The elders also predict how the legends will fade in the future.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-038

File Size

42.93 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, Social studies, Citizenship, History, Spirituality

Themes

Memoirs, Discussion, Interview, Teachings

Topics

Food, Man, Woman, Predictions, Starvation, Family, Supernatural, Boy, Inter-racial, Girl, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Animals, Artifacts

Kaauchihkumishiu and Piyaakwaakimiu

Kaauchihkumishiu tests the powers of Piyaakwaakimiu by getting him angry. Kaauchihkumishiu trades a caribou skin for a fish net from Piyaakwaakimiu. After the trade, Kaauchihkumishiu returns the net saying that he heard rumours that Piyaakwaakimiu was not satisfied with the trade. Both men leave each other on a sour note. Kaauchihkumishiu paddles and notices a blade of sea grass stuck on his paddle. He tries to wash it off but it stays on his paddle. He picks off the sea grass with his fingers and continues paddling. Later that night, Kaauchihkumishiu`s arm becomes very sore. After healing his arm, he finds out that it was Piyaakwaakimiu that put a curse on the sea grass to make him sick. Kaauchihkumishiu returns the curse by killing Piyaakwaakimiu. The brother of Piyaakwaakimiu takes revenge on Kaauchihkumishiu.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-041

File Size

15.99 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

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Past, Plants, Artifacts, Man, Supernatural

Kitun

The elder named Kitun has a confrontation with a group of enemies. He fights them by flying in the air. As his sons run back to camp from hunting, they see their father had already killed many enemies.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-034

File Size

3.38 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

Family, Past, Artifacts, Man, Inter-racial

Kuikuhaachaau and Chiihchiikwaayush

This is one story of Kuikuhaachaau. Wolves reach Kuikuhaachaau. The leader of the wolves is named Chiihchiikwaayush. They begin living together. Kuikuhaachaau seems to be very pitiful compared to the wolves. The wolves seem to use shaman power in their hunt but Kuikuhaachaau is very unsuccessful. The wolves give him some of their power but Kuikuhaachaau uses it indiscriminantly. Another time when Kuikuhaachaau collects rock tripe, an arrow passes by him. The other person tries to help using special power but Kuikuhaachaau fails to follow the orders and the help fails. Then, Kuikuhaachaau reaches the man Kaa Umaanikinishiu. Kuikaahaachaau asks him for his caribou corral. Kaa Umaanikinishiu instructs Kuikuhaachaau how to use it but he fails to follow the instructions and isn`t able to kill any caribou.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-054

File Size

17.54 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

Seasons, Winter, Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food, Clothing, Man, Woman, Starvation, Supernatural, Transportation, Family, Tradition, Past

Legend of Chipiyiuch

This is the legend of Chipiyiuch. His mother is killed by a cannibal when she was pregnant with him and is saved by the mice. Chipiyiuch and his brother and father live together. Their father keeps a secret of marrying a lynx. Chipiyiuch refuses to marry. Then Chipiuch tries to find a wife and then marries the beaver. Chipiyiuch becomes a beaver himself.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-001

File Size

7.04 mb

Duration

24.36 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2005

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

Family, Boy, Animals, Man, Woman, Predictions, Monsters, Supernatural

Legend of Maashu

Maashu kills evil beings and land becomes flooded. After fetching earth and moss below the water, Maashu makes the earth again. He asked the animals to see how big the earth is. Once the earth is made, his older sister Frog is trying to revive the evil beings but Maashu kills them for good.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-022

File Size

13.19 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

Teachings

Social studies

Themes

Legends

Topics

Transportation, Animals, Man, Monsters, Supernatural

Life in the past

George tells a story of another winter where they were inland. As they moved inland, they met a Whapmagoostui man coming from the other direction. The man was already very thin from starvation. They lived together at Apishikimiish (Lac Bienville). At that camp, there were over 100 people. They didn`t have much success finding caribou. As George`s family moves away, they kill some caribou.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-201-056

File Size

7.41 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

Places, Artifacts, Food, Clothing, Man, Woman, Starvation, Transportation, Family, Tradition, Seasons, Fall, Winter, Animals

Lifestyle in the past

Josie Sam Sr. interviews both George Head and Samson Neacappo about the life in the past. The elders George and Samson mention how they lived, how they set up camps, traveling up the rivers and carrying loads on their backs. They also mention that they were the first ones to take supplies to the trading post at Kaanaayaapiskaau. They mention how smoked fish were made and how long it took to travel to Kaanaayaapiskaau.

Age 8+
Code

EcCh-201-057

File Size

7.87 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, History

Themes

Memoirs, Interview

Topics

Tradition, Past, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Animals, Places, Artifacts, Food, Clothing, Transportation

Maamihiitaahaauch

The legend of Maamihiitaauch, a group of cannibals that terrorized the people. A man named Kaa Aanwaat, finally decides to confront the group of cannibals. He goes to a place where he knows the cannibals will reach him. Kaa Aanwaat makes himself look like he`s very weak. The first family of cannibals reach him and see that he`s very weak. Kaa Aanwaat fights the cannibals in their dreams. Finally, Kaa Aanwaat kills the first family of cannibals. Kaa Aanwaat kills another group of cannibals by making the weather warm during the winter and the cannibals traveling become all wet from the snow and then brings a blizzard to kill them in the cold. Kaa Aanwaat goes to another old woman cannibal and her two daughters. The cannibals kept a boy fattening him up. Kaa Aanwaat lives with the cannibals and kills them and saves the boy.

Age 12+
Code

EcCh-201-043

File Size

32.12 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

Poor

Communities

Chisasibi

Languages

Northern Dialect

Teachings

Social studies, Citizenship

Themes

Legends

Topics

Man, Woman, Predictions, Monsters, Supernatural, Family, Transportation, Boy, Tradition, Past, Seasons, Winter, Animals, Artifacts, Food

Maashu

Several tales of the Maashu legend. Maashu has a wife. Maashu kills a bear cub but all the meat is eaten before him. Maashu is followed by a large stone to be his friend. Maashu tries to kill beaver but it keeps evading him.

Age 10+
Code

EcCh-201-007

File Size

7.47 mb

Duration

26.06 mins

Year Of Recording

1965

Year Of Last Edit

2005

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

Animals, Man, Woman

Marten steals wife

A marten steals a wife from a man. The marten has two helpers, the bear and polar bear. The man searches for the marten and his wife. The marten uses the bear and polar bear to confront the man. The man defeats both bears. The marten fights the man with a spear but the man grabs the spear away. The man defeats the marten and takes his wife home.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-036

File Size

4.45 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

Citizenship

Themes

Legends

Topics

Family, Animals, Man, Woman, Supernatural

Meaning of Cree Months

George discusses the meanings of Cree months and explains why the months have their names.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-011

File Size

5.98 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

Themes

Discussion, Interview

Topics

Seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Meaning of Shiikuish

Josie Sam Sr. interviews George Head asking what Shiikuish means. George explains the meaning of the name to be an elder complaining how little she received at a child`s feast.

Age 6+
Code

EcCh-201-039

File Size

0.75 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

Themes

Discussion, Interview

Topics

Tradition, Food, Woman