Chahkabesh and the giant women

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Title: cahkâpêsh nêsta mâka mistâpêskwêwak - Chahkabesh and the giant women

Speaker: Xavier Sutherland

Dialect: Swampy Cree

Age Level: 4


Chahkabesh hears a strange sound and his sister tells him that he heard the giant women collecting wood in the morning. He promises his sister never to go back but the next day he returns to where he heard the sound, equipped with a bladder of fish-fat for a snack. As he neared the place, a whiskey-jack alighted near him and he killed it to wear its skin and fly into the giant women's camp. When they discover the whiskey-jack, they figure it is Chahkabesh and try to boil him to make a broth but he opens his fish-fat bladder to stop the boiling. When the women come to look at the cauldron covered with fat, Chahkabesh bursts out and pours the broth all over them, killing them. He also kills the wounded giant whose arm he broke before.


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