Then, the little deer had a thought, he said "When one of our Deer tribe is killed, I shall run to the place where she or he has fallen and ask her or his spirit, ‘Has the hunter asked for pardon for this deed, and spoken his thanks?' If the answer 'No,' shall follow the hunter to his cabin and strike him withrheumatism, so that he shall become crippled".
After, every animal tribe that could walk this earth or swim the oceans, got together to discuss ways to punish humans for the harsh ways they treated them.
To punish the humans, snakes and fish would send these types of nightmares that made them lose their appetite and die. The birds humans cooked over a burning fire invented diseases.
Unfortunately for the animals, the Humans were saved by the plants. Every kind of plant became a medicine to fight off any disease the animals Inflicted upon the humans.
Sometimes, they wouldn't know which plant cures which disease, so they had to ask the spirit of the plant. No matter what humans did to the animals, they didn't have to pay the consequences because of the plants.