By Susanne George Bloomfield
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Olaf Baker 41 On he went, hour after hour, never ceasing to watch. The prairiegrouse got up almost under his pony’s feet. The larks and savanna-sparrows ﬁlled the air with their singing, and everywhere the wild roses were in bloom. It seemed as if nothing but peace would ever ﬁnd its way among these singing-birds and ﬂowers; yet Little Wolf knew well that the Assiniboins could come creeping along the hollows of the prairie, like wolves, and that there is no moment more dangerous than the time when there is no hint of danger.
I was just to go for thee. ” answered Póh-hlaik, brightening. ” Both boys had their bow-cases on their backs, and in ﬁve minutes they had descended the slope and were crossing the plateau to the brink of the cañon. This rift in the upland, four hundred feet deep, was shadowy with royal pines and musical with a lovely brook—as it is to this day. Póh-hlaik and Ka-be descended the precipitous side noiselessly, and began creeping along the brook in the thick underbrush. Fat trout ﬂashed in the pools; but the boys paid no attention to them, for from a thicket on the other side of a little natural glade came the “gobble-obble-obble” and then the skir-r-r!
To the people who ﬁrst told them, these legends were more than mere tales invented to explain natural phenomena; they were an integral part of Native tradition. They communicated a kinship with the past and an understanding of the peoples’ relationship to their environment. It is a testament to their evocative power that so many legends still exist, despite the lack of a pervasive writing system. “Where the Buffaloes Begin” is unique in that it tells the story of a Native American legend from the viewpoint of a non-Indian—presumably a white outsider.