April 9, 2013
by David Bouchard
art by David Jean
The animals could not survive the harsh winter. They sent Crow to ask help from the Creator. Charmed by her beautiful song, he gave her the gift of fire. But in returning to Earth, Crow had to fly close to Grandfather Sun. Her beautiful plumage was burnt black, and her voice was destroyed by pain. This is why the crow has shiny black feathers and a hoarse cry.
A sensitive Ojibwa legend, told respectfully by David Bouchard.