day, on Saint Lawrence Island, there were Siberian Yupik Eskimos. They
were very hungry. They wondered what they would do, so they thought and
thought. "What should we do?" So they all built some umiaks and set off
sailing for Point Hope. At the same time other Yupik Eskimos were
building umiaks to set off to Point Hope from Russia. Then both groups
of Yupik Eskimos set off to find food.
It was a really long, long ride and five foot waves were crashing
over the umiaks. It was really hard to keep them up! Wave after wave
rolled over the umiaks and then, CRACK! The Russian's umiak split in
half. They knew that their souls were gone! The others kept paddling
and did not get rolled over by the waves. By the morning they had
reached their destination. Then they set up their camp and set off to
go hunting. On the way they saw a caribou herd. The strongest hunter
raised his bow and arrow. Then he pulled back the string and fired and
hit the caribou.
Then he ran up to it and thanked it for its soul. He brought it to
his camp and cut it up. Then they had a big potlatch to honor the
caribou. They did a ceremonial dance. In the morning they all got in
their umiaks and set off for Saint Lawrence Island.