Noo-Seh-Chatl

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

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