In the beginning, before there were people before there were animals a lone woman lived in a cave.
She lived on the roots and berries of the plants.
One night a magical dog crept into her cave and stretched out on her bed beside her.
As the night grew long the dog began to change.
His body became smooth and almost hairless.
His limbs grew long and straight.
His features changed into those of a handsome warrior.
Nine months later the woman birthed a child.
He was the first Chippewa male and through him came the Chippewa peoples.