Tribal legend: Bear and Human
Of How Human came to drive Buffalo; and How Bear lost his Dominion.
For once upon a time (as is the manner of saying with stories so old even their tellers are long forgotten) Bear also wanted to reign over all animals; and they said unto themselves "Let us build burrows made of earth; for we too have hands that will build and hindlegs that support us; and let us drive the herds of stag and buffalo to our own need, and let us decorate our heads with glistening berries (for they did not know how to fashion gems out of stone like the humans do) so everyone will see and acknowledge our reign!"
And they did so; and they drove the herds of buffalo and stag with their armies for them to be slaughtered at their will, and walked on their hind legs with crowns on their heads, and everyone who saw them so was overcome by great fear and anguish.
But the King of Stags would not see his people driven like cattle before Bear; and he spoke out before the council of animals and said: "Look, talking pe