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Many theories revolve around creation stories told by various tribes across North America. These stories originate mostly by region, with similar stories being told by multiple tribes within the same regions. For example, according to the Canadian Museum of History, the Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot and Abenaki peoples of the eastern, Atlantic region of Canada tell of the creator Glooscap. Glooscap is a being that made the world a place that Humans could inhabit (Metalic, E.,, 2016, para. 1) The tale says that long before creatures inhabited the earth, it was simply a globe of water. There were two supernatural beings that lived in the skyworld, they were called Glooscap and Malsm, meaning “good” and “evil” respectively. They were sent from the skyworld in a large stone canoe, and when they landed, the stone became the land that is now known as Cape Breton. Originally, Glooscap and Malsm worked together to create creatures from the soil to roam the fresh land. Glooscap created creatures like beavers and birds, while Malsm created more symbolically deceitful and evil creatures like the badger. After a time, Glooscap killed Malsm. (para. 2) Glooscap eventually created a species to accompany his other creations, these were human beings. These beings emerged from four separate white ash trees that he had shot four arrows at, and were the original Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Maliseet and Mi’kmaq peoples. Glooscap stayed for a long time, teaching these…

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