Loo Wit The Fire Keeper Summary
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"Loo Wit, the Fire Keeper" is an origin myth which conveys the story of how ___________________________________ were created, and teaches us - as readers - a valuable lesson through its theme. The theme of "Loo Wit, the Fire Keeper" is seen in the results of the two brothers' constant arguing, the greediness they illustrated, and the resulting effects of the incessant (constant) arguing. At the first of the myth, the Earth's people were happy and had all they needed; however, then the brothers began to argue over __________________________. As a result of these arguments, the Creator decided that the brothers should _____________________________________________________. Once that had occurred still the quarreling and envy continued. The Creator then built a _____________________ across the ________________ that separated the two brothers' land. This ____________________ symbolized ______________________, and the Creator encouraged the brothers and their tribes to love and take care of the land, and to get along. The tribal people did this for a while, but then the people looked across the river and thought the other people's land looked better. This truly illustrates the famous proverb: "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence!" The two groups began to argue again, and the Creator took fire away from humans as punishment. The only human who continued to have fire was Loo-Wit because _______________. She was later asked to give it back to the humans and she was rewarded by being returned to her earlier beauty. Loo-Wit was to stand on the great bridge and give the tribal people fire so that they didn't get too cold. This ended up causing yet another problem in that both chiefs (the brothers) fell in love with Loo-Wit, and began to argue over whom she should marry.
The brothers and their tribal warriors continued to argue and fight to the point that the Creator ended up restraining one brother and turning him into _____________ and he ensnared the other brother into becoming _________________. Loo-Wit was so saddened by the fighting and discourse that she could not be consoled and the Creator ended up turning her into _____________________ which is a volcano (fire keeper). The Creator said that the people should "keep their hearts good" and enjoy the beauty of the land. Loo-Wit was placed between the two 'mountains' as a peace keeper of sorts. Loo-Wit was 'sleeping' but aware and the Creator informed the folks that as long as people on earth were respectful and kind to each other the fire would be contained. Loo-Wit later became known as St. Mount Helens and since we - as readers - know that this volcano erupted in 1980, we can infer (if we believe in the myth) that people once more started to argue and not be appreciative of the beauty around them. The theme - or lesson in this origin myth is clear: it is to be happy with what you have and concentrate on the positives around you. Truly, if these people had been able to understand Anne Frank's quote, "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy," they would have been much more content!
Long ago, when the world was young, all people were happy, The Great Spirit, whose home is in the sun, gave them all they needed. No one was Hungry, no one was cold. But after a while, two brothers quarreled over the land. The elder one wanted most of it, and the younger one wanted most of it. The Great Spirit decided to stop the quarrel. One night while the brothers were asleep he took them to a new land, to a country with high mountains. Between the mountains flowed a big river. The Great Spirit took the two brothers to the top of the high mountains and wakened them. They saw that the new country was rich and beautiful. "Each of you will shoot a arrow in opposite directions," he said to them. "Then you will follow your arrow. Where your arrow falls, that will be your country. There you will become a great chief. The river will separate your lands." One brother shot his arrow south into the valley of the Willamette River. He became the father and the high chief of the Multnomah people. The other brother shot his arrow north into the Klickitat country. He became the father and high chief of the Klickitat people. Then the Great Spirit built a bridge over the big river. To each brother he said, "I have built a bridge over the river, so that you and your people may visit those on the other side. It will be a sign of peace between you. As long as you and your people are good and are friendly with each other, this bridge of the Tahmahnawis will remain. It was a broad bridge, wide enough for many people and many ponies to walk across at one time. For many snows the people were at peace and crossed the river for friendly visits. But after a time they did wicked things. They were selfish and greedy, and they quarreled. The Great Spirit, displeased again, punished them by keeping the sun from shining. The people had no fire, and then the winter rains came, they were very cold. Then they began to be sorry for what they had done, and they begged the Great Spirit for fire. "Give us fire, or we will die from the cold," they prayed. The heart of the Great Spirit was softened by their prayer. He went to an old woman who had kept herself from the wrongdoing of her people and so still had some fire in their lodge. "If you will share your fire, I will Grant you anything you wish," the Great Spirit promised her. "What do you want most?" "Youth and beauty," answered the old woman promptly, "I wish to be young again, and to be beautiful." "You shall be young and beautiful tomorrow morning," promised the Great Spirit. "Take you fire to the bridge, so that the people on both sides of the river can get it easily. Keep it burning there always as a reminder of the goodness and kindness of the Great Spirit." The old woman, whose name was Loo-wit, did as he said. Then the Great Spirit commanded the sun to shine again. When it rose the next morning, it was surprised to see a young and beautiful maiden sitting beside a fire on the Bridge of the Gods. The people, too, saw the fire, and soon their lodges were warm again. For many moons all was peaceful on both sides of the great river and the bridge. The young men also saw the fire--and the beautiful young woman who attended it. They visited her often. Loo-wit's heart was stirred by two of them--a handsome young chief from south of the river, whose name was Wyeast, and a handsome young chief from north of the river, whose name was Klickitat. She could not decide which of the two she liked better. Wyeast and Klickitat grew jealous of each other and soon began to quarrel. They became so angry that they fought. Their people also took up the quarrel, so that there was much fighting on both sides of the river. Many warriors were killed. This time the Great Spirit was made angry by the wickedness of the people. He broke down the Bridge of the Gods, the sign of peace between the two tribes, and its rocks fell into the river. He changed the two chiefs into mountains. Some say that they continued to quarrel over Loo-wit even after they were mountain peaks. They caused sheets of flame to burst forth, and they hurled hot rocks at each other. Not thrown far enough, many fell into the river and blocked it. That is why the Columbia is very narrow and the water very swift at the Dalles. Loo-wit was changed into a snow-capped peak which still has the youth and beauty promised by the Great Spirit. She is now called Mount St. Helens. Wyeast is known as Mount Hood, and Klickitat as Mount Adams. The rocks and white water where the Bridge of the Gods fell are known as the Cascades of the Columbia.
-This version of the legend is based on a summary which Mrs. Lulu Crandall prepared for a pageant performed at The Dalles, Oregon, in 1923, Mrs. Crandall, a pioneer teacher and local historian, had known the Indians of her area since childhood.
For punishment, the chief of the gods struck down each of the lovers and transformed them into great mountains where they fell. Wy'east, with his head lifted in pride, became the volcano known today as Mount Hood. Pahto, with his head bent toward his fallen love, was turned into Mount Adams. The beautiful Loowit became Mount St. Helens, known to the Klickitats as Louwala-Clough, which means "smoking or fire mountain" in their language (the Sahaptin call the mountain Loowit).
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