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Oban's Myths & Legends

The Girl who Married a Bear
Based on a Native American Indian Legend - retold by Oban

Oban the Knowledge KeeperPeesunt was the Chief's daughter. She was vain and proud. She was always combing her long black hair, waiting for people to say how beautiful it was and how her skin was soft.

She believed she didn't have to behave like the others and that everyone should respect her because of her father.

One day she went into the forest to pick berries, with other girls from the tribe.

As they walked further and further under the trees, the others became nervous. They started to sing softly.

"Why are you singing?" asked Peesunt. "We're frightened of disturbing the animals" said one. "We need to let them know we're coming - especially the bears." Continue