Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival Setting & Symbolism

Velma Wallis
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Hatchet

Ch'idzigyaak's grandson leaves her his hatchet when The People move on and abandon the old women. This act softens Ch'idzigyaak's heart and gives the two old women a valuable tool.

Babiche

Babiche is thickly stripped raw moose hide that serves a multitude of purposes. When The People move on, Ch'idzigyaak's daughter leaves a bundle of babiche for her. Ch'idzigyaak later admits that they may not have survived without the babiche.

Campfire

Ch'idzigyaak and Sa' get to know each other during the early mornings and late evenings around campfires.

Embers

The two old women carry embers inside mooseskin sacks from campsite to campsite. These embers will start the next day's fires. They symbolize the hope that the women carry with them on their journey.

Snowshoes

One of the first things the two old women do is to make their own snow shoes. They have not done this in...

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