|As punishment for their lies and cruelty,|
Strong Wind turned the sisters into two aspen trees.
From Canadian Wonder Tales, (1974). Collected from oral sources by: MacMillan, C., illustrated by Cleaver, E. p.76 Canadian Wonder Tales 1st Edition
Notes: This is clearly another version of Soot Face Girl, the Ojibwa tale; this time it comes from the Canadian side of the lake. The notes in the preface of this book describe how the stories were collected nearly one hundred years ago, and republished in Canada in 1974. Some of them, the author admits, seem to be Europeanized a bit, but such is the nature of folk tales. They take on new elements, as added by the "folks".
Montessori Connection: Fundamental Needs of People/Religion/Glooskap
1. Read this story and see if you can pinpoint the location.
2. Try and identify the tribe.
3. Learn about the spiritual beliefs and daily life of American Indians:My Life in Recording: Canadian-Indian Folklore
or How Glooskap Outwits the Ice Giants: And Other Tales of the Maritime Indians or Glooskap's children; encounters with the Penobscot Indians of Maine or Glooskap's Country and Other Indian Tales