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INDIAN LEGEND

THERE WAS A FAMINE IN THE LAND AND THE TRIBES DECIDED TO MAKE
A SACRIFICE OF THE CHIEF'S DAUGHTER TO THE SERPENT WHO WAS
CAUSING ALL THE TROUBLE. A BRAVE WAS IN LOVE WITH THE GIRL, SO
AFTER THE SERPENT KILLED HER, HE WENT AFTER THE SNAKE. BOTH
WERE KILLED, AND THE SNAKE FELL INTO THE RIVER. THE WATER
WASHED OVER IT AND FORMED NIAGRA FALLS.

Submitter comment: PETER HEARD THIS STORY IN ST. IGNACE FROM AN OLD ALGONQUIN:

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Animal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formation

Date learned: 05-15-1965

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