Why People Die Forever (Blackfoot Myth)

Updated: 9/8/2021
Why People Die Forever (Blackfoot Myth)

Storyboard Text

  • People will never die.
  • Oh! That will never do; because, if people live always, there will be too many people in the world
  • well, we dont want to die forever. We shall die for four days and then come to life again.
  • Oh, no! It will be better to die forever, so that we shall be sorry for each other
  • Well, we will decide this way. We will throw a buffalo chip into the water. If it sinks we will die forever; if it floats we shall live again.
  • Well, throw it in.
  • Now, old woman had great power, and she caused the chip to turn into a stone, so it sank. So when we die, we die forever.