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"The Creator made the Salmon. He planted the Salmon upon in the Rivers for the People. He taught them how to care for the Salmon which was created for them. "Do not neglect this important food," he said. Always remember the Sacred Rules when you take care of Salmon. Never take more than you need, never lay a Salmon on the ground with his head toward the River. Place Salmon with his head facing away from the water." Thus the Creator gave the People these Sacred Laws. All along the River lived many Different People. There were many, many People catching and drying Salmon. That was the way it was when the Creator first made Salmon for the People. The People had everything placed for them - all the Sacred Foods; the Salmon, Deer, Roots, Berries, everything!

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