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Sosondowah

by Sandy Chon, Clarksville Middle School
The Iroquois Indians of Eastern North America say he is a great hunter who chased the heavenly elk back into the heavens from earth. The goddess Dawn captured him and made him her watchman. One day he saw a mortal girl, Gendenwitha, on earth and fell in love with her. He went to Earth to woo her, but stayed away so long that Dawn became angry and tied him up to her doorpost. Dawn turned Gendenwitha into the Morning Star. Gendenwitha shines above him out of reach, so that he is eternally longing for her.

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