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This version of the legend comes from Edward Sapir's 1909 collection Takelma Texts.Long ago there were people, all beings were people,—birds, ducks, deer; bluejays were all people; all sorts of beings,— buzzards, those were all people, crows were all people. Now then beavers were not ear-holed, while ducks were nose-holed,— for that reason did they become beavers.
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