Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Xat and the Feather Kite
I came across this Tlingit story the other day about a little boy named Xat. He found a feather on the beach, but when he picked it up, the feather started to carry him upwards. Unable to let go, the other children grabbed ahold, trying to pull him back down. Then the women working in the village noticed that all the children were flying away, so the also grabbed hold, trying to rescue the children. Then the men followed. This is part of a story explaining how a whole village disappeared.