In the beginning two families in the Chickasaw tribe in Connecticut got along well. One member of each family hunted to provide their own family with food. The young hunter, named Pico tends to always bring back food for his family while the other hunter Anik, doesn't always bring back as much food as Pico
One day Pico brings back a big kill for his family. Pico fills his family with happiness and content when they saw him carrying that much food. Anik on the other hand, came home with two small squirrels for the day and started to feel jealous and greedy realizing that he couldn't get as big of a kill as Pico.
Later that night, out of greed, when Pico and his family are asleep Anik decides to sneak into Pico's hut and steal his kill while being as quiet as a mouse. He stole Pico's kill so he could provide himself and his wife bigger and better food, and by steeling out of greed he was able to do just that.
The next morning the two families wake up early being extremely cold with their fingers and toes feeling like icicles. They were shocked when their manito Nanook, looking as large as a house, was standing there. He informed them that he created the blizzard as a punishment for the greed and theft that took place.
The blizzard lasted for 3 straight days, the cold wind blew with fierce anger which let no spark for a fire be lit. The food was not able to be cooked during the storm starving everyone for 3 days. When the blizzard ended Nanook warned them, "The next time this greed and theft is present the next blizzard will last twice as long as this one and will not end until you learn."
The two families listened to Nanook and agreed to never steal or have any greed towards each other again. To ensure that the blizzard would never come back, the families decided to work together to get food and share it with one another. By doing this, not one of the families will get greedy or jealous of each other ever again.