The Great Flood — The Great Spirit came and told the people to make some big rafts that a lot of rain was going to come and destroy a lot of the earth and its people. The Indians built big rafts of cedar logs lashed together with cedar root ropes and were told to drift toward a certain mountain. There was a big rock on the mountain, and they tied onto this rock. About the time their rope was giving out, the rains ceased and the waters receded. There was a great number of Indians on this raft, but those chosen by the Great Spirit to carry on were not selected until after the flood .
— Told by Squaxin Island Tribal Elder Jim Krise, Henderson Inlet Watershed