Yamǫǫ̀zha Eyits'ǫ Wets’èkeè Tsà / Yamozha and His Beaver Wife

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The Yamǫǫ̀zha stories, recorded in the place names of the geographical regions of the Dene peoples, help the people to remember the laws that determine proper behavior in their travels to harvest.

Available in hardcover.  Vital Thomas (Dene), Yamǫǫ̀zha Eyits'ǫ Wets’èkeè Tsà / Yamozha and His Beaver Wife. 2007, translated into Dogrib by Mary Siemens (Dene), color paintings by Archie Beaulieu (Dene).

The Yamoózha stories, recorded in the place names of the geographical regions of the Dene peoples, help the people to remember the laws that determine proper behavior in their travels to harvest. Here, Yamoózha forgets his promise to his wife, so she turns into a giant beaver and leaves him. Following her all over Denedeh, Yamoózha shapes the land into what it is today.