One evening, after setting up camp on a large lake, the young mother went out to net some beaver, carrying her baby. When she had a toboggan full of beaver meat, she went back to camp. She heard the thump-thump-thump of footsteps coming from somewhere behind her. She was being followed by something very large.The creature must have smelled the meat and was stalking the smell. It was a mammoth and the mammoth stole the meat.
She told her husband about the terrible mammoth that had stalked her and taken the beaver meat. Her husband shook his head and told her she was dreaming. Everyone knew that the mammoth had all died away. Then he accused her of giving the meat away to a handsome sweetheart. She denied it.
The husband and wife laid down to sleep next to the fire after they finished supper. The husband chuckled when he saw that his wife kept her moccasins on and the baby in her arms. "Expecting the mammoth to attack us?" he asked. She nodded, and he laughed at her. Soon he was asleep, but the woman laid awake for a long time, listening.