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A compilation of four Canadian Indian legends and the Christmas story illustrated by Cree children. Christmas at Moose Factory: Christmas in the Cree settlement on the shores of James Bay is delighfully presented through children's drawings (13 min. 7 sec.); Salmon People: The romantic west-coast legend of the Salmon Princess is contrasted with the reality of today's Native-owned fishing boats and canneries (24 min. 43 sec.); The Man, the Snake and the Fox: An Ojibwa fable about promises given and promises broken, enacted with puppets (11 min. 58 sec.); Medoonak the Stormmaker: A thrilling stage performance of a Micmac legend about taming the weather (13 min. 2 sec.); and Summer Legend; This is an animated version of the Micmac legend that explains the cycle of the seasons (8 min. 15 sec.).

1987, 71 min 05 s

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