The women safely landed on the turtle's back due to the help of the birds and this turtle which withheld her weight. She pleaded that she would die if she did not receive soil from the bottom of the ocean. So the muskrat dived into the ocean to get the rich dirt.
The woman took the tiny clod of dirt and placed it on the middle of the great sea. turtle’s back. Then the woman began to walk in a circle around it, moving in the direction hat the sun goes. The earth began to grow. When the earth was big enough, she planted the roots she had clutched between her fingers when she fell from the Sky World. Thus the plants grew on the earth.