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The Salish tribe provides this tale as an explanation for the fertile soils in the Okanagan Valley in southern British Columbia. Queskapenek is a mortal woman who gives birth to her children along the banks of the Okanagan River. It is also on these banks that her grandchildren are born. As Queskapenek grows old and her days are numbered, she worries about her children and grandchildren. She wants to always mother them and provide for them. Queskapenek takes her basket and walks into the woods to gather only the tastiest roots and plants. She gathers until her basket is full and repeats this task for vegetable and fruit seeds. She plants her abundant treasures in the earth where the soil is nurtured by the mountain waters. In this way Queskapenek is still providing for her children.

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