The Long Winter

After winter lasts for three long, dark years, the animals gather in council to determine what should be done to end the season and bring heat back to the earth.

Originally published by Robert Bell as "Legends of the Slavey Indians" in the Journal of American Folklore in 1901, this version was adapted by Elaine L. Lindy for the website Stories to Grow By, and is used here with permission. 

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