RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 58456793 LA English T1 Beaver steals fire : a Salish Coyote story A1 Sandoval, Sam,, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana., PB University of Nebraska Press PP Lincoln YR 2005 SN 0803243235 9780803243231 9780803216402 0803216408 AB A long time ago, fire belonged only to the animals in the land above, not to those on the earth below. Curlew, keeper of the sky world, guarded fire and kept it from the earth. Coyote, however, devised a clever plan to steal fire, aided by Grizzly Bear, Wren, Snake, Frog, Eagle, and Beaver. These brave and resourceful animal beings raided the land above and risked all to steal fire from Curlew. Beaver Steals Fire is an ancient and powerful tale springing from the hearts and experiences of the Salish people of Montana. Steeped in the rich and culturally vital storytelling tradition of the tribe, this tale teaches both respect for fire and awareness of its significance, themes particularly relevant today.