StoryBoard that by: Willliam Tolar
Retold by: Robert D. San Souci
Hurry lazy Sootface!
Oh I am thinking, Oh I am dreaming, That one day I will find a husband,.
A Ojibwa man was forced to raise 3 girls alone, since his wife passed. He was never around because he had to hunt to provide to the family, so they girls had to do extra choirs. The two oldest force the younger to do most of the choirs soot covered her face, and her hair was singed so she had short hair, so they called her "sooface."
you have not seen my brother.
Soot face was tired of doing choirs, and her sisters would shout "Hurry lazy Sootface!" "Come cook us are meals we're hungry!" Overtime she did a choir she would sing "Oh I am thinking, oh I am dreaming, that I will one day find a husband."
In the tribe their was a hunter that was turned invisible by someone so he could find his true love for only his true love can only see him, in order for that to happen they most answer some questions.
Every lady wanted to be his wife but nobody was answering the questions right. Sootface's oldest sister thought it was her turn so she went taking the best moccasins, but she failed the questions as well. The middle sister thought it was her turn and wen taking the second best moccasins, but she failed as well.
Sootface decided it was her turn to take the test so she got the worst moccasins and walked over to find the sister, as she walked everyone mocked her for her hair and her clothes, but she kept on going. Eventually she found the sister and stood next to her by a stream. "That's a handsome man walking towards us." "You se my brother?" "Yes." "What's his bow made of?" "Rainbow." "What is it strung by?" "With white fire, like the Milky Way the path of the souls." "You have seen my brother, you'll be his rightful wife!" The sister poured water on her hair that removed the scars and grew her hair back.
Soot face moved in with the hunter and sister where she was never forced to do all the choirs that her sisters told her to do. Living happily ever after.