An Old Sioux Legend

I came across this old Sioux legend that I’d like to share with you.

In ancient times, the Creator wanted to hide
something from the humans until they were ready to
see it. He gathered all the other creatures of creation
to ask for their advice.

The eagle said, “Give it to me and I will take it to the
highest mountain in all the land,” but the Creator said,
“No, one day they will conquer the mountain and find it.”

The salmon said, “Leave it with me and I will hide it
at the very bottom of the ocean,” but the Creator said,
“No, for humans are explorers at heart, and one day
they will go there, too.”

The buffalo said, “I will take it and bury it in the very
heart of the great plains,” but the Creator said, “No,
for one day even the skin of the earth will be ripped
open, and they will find it there.”

The creatures of creation were stumped, but then
an old blind mole spoke up. “Why don’t you put it
inside them – that’s the very last place they’ll look.”

The Creator said, “It is done.”

I hope you enjoy this old Sioux legend.

Michel Gerard

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