Thomas Doty – Storyteller

Cascadia Cave Rock Writings (1 of 4)

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It's a Bear place along the South Fork of the Santiam River (bear prints over a wavy line). Mister Bear controls the seasons as he circle-dances around the fire in his lodge sending the seasons circling through the year. His celestial twin, Great Bear in the Sky (Ursa Major), dances around the fire (the North Star) in his sky lodge. This cave is also along an old Indian trail that leads to salmon fishing spots and favorite berry gathering places. Now I wonder who likes salmon and berries?

Mythology of Bear