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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 96, Asintmah Summary

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 96, Asintmah Summary and Analysis

Like so many other Native American groups of North America, the Athapascan people of western Canada believe in the idea of Earth as Mother. Asintmah, the first woman of Earth, appears at the foot of Mount Atiksa. She gathers branches from the forest and builds the first loom. She then weaves The Great Blanket of Earth and spreads it over the Earth's vast body. She sits at the edge of the blanket and sings songs about the lives that Earth will bear. Earth begins to have contractions and not long after children are born. Asintmah reaches underneath the blanket to retrieve the Earth's newborn babies. Asintmah finds that Earth has given birth to Mouse, Rabbit, Cougar, Caribou, Moose and all the other beings that walk upon the Earth.

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