Long long ago along the two rivers and the clouded
falls, and as far as stories have been told at the fire by the elders.
long, time ago the human people believed that evil spirits and demons caused destruction and misfortune. Like the crazy crow
or the all seeing Owl.
One legend says that near the fall when people are celebrating the hunting festival many jealous
ghosts kept on trying to trick mortal humans by letting them in by the fire.
With promises of great herds and deer
And the human people started to believe the spirits
A wise and very old respected medicine
man brought to the human people furs of the fox, and furs of the racoon and the bear, and explained if they often wore masks
of these and if they went out after dark to keep from being recognized by the ghosts they would be protected by the Heart
of the Buffalo.
Throughout parts of the Nation the word went forth. And, the weary warrior's carrying the tale were
like the poor because they were outside their tribes and clan, and would go from teepee to teepee begging for flat cakes or
A long time ago, was when the human people wore masks whenever diseases and disaster or famine struck.
They believe that their masks would scare away the cause of the bad things. As the tale from the beginning was told and retold
around the Great Fires as the Winter's approach started to fill the air with crispy winds.
Then after many moons even
the young human children dressed up to scare the Spirits....
In the new country called the New World is where, the
human being children would gather to the wooden log homes where the friendly woman would give candy, cookies and apples to
the adorned human children in exchange for promises of no naughty tricks or mischief which in the air?
Even more stories
were told about the human being.
Much later, as the country grew and the human beings declined: The children of the
wooden houses began to dress up but did not have the animal skins of the human people.
Where it began that, they started
to made their own,
And many could not sew well? There by came the costumes of rags and strange things.
day we see the people of the wooden houses claim it their idea!
But we human beings know the story told!
you all enjoy the above:
Medicine Woman of the Bear Clan