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"'Now another message to tell your people.

"'Now this is a thing to happen.

"'Hereafter we shall have a new species of deer. 1 The Creator will create somewhere a pair, male and female. The male deer will be spotted with white and the female striped with white over her back. This will be done and we say it.

"'Now moreover the messengers command that these animals shall never be killed."'

So they said and he said. Eniaiehuk.


43:1 These deer are the sacred creations of the Great Ruler and as such no "pale invader" is permitted to see them, though a few of the faithful have at certain seasons seen them in the darkness fleeing from discovery. Cornplanter says these deer were killed by a jealous rival of the prophet while he yet lived, so defying the new command.

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