When Water Covered the World

When Water Covered the World

A story that goes back into the distant past, about 12,000 years ago, when animals worked together to save the world. This Sayisi Dene Legend was recorded in 1974 and was told by John Clipping. He was born around 1900. Most of the Sayisi Dene at that time still followed the seasonal round of thousands of miles that took them far to the north, near the calving grounds of the barren-ground caribou and south to the big lakes and caribou winter range for fishing, hunting, trapping and survival.
John spoke no English and was the authority for the whole community in many ways. 14 minutes

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When Water Covered the World
  • When Water Covered the World

    A story of the distant past, about 12,000 years ago, when animals worked together to save the world. This Sayisi Dene Legend was recorded in 1974 and was told by John Clipping. He was born around 1900. Most of the Sayisi Dene at that time still followed the seasonal round of thousands of miles th...