A long time ago…

There were two Snoqualmie maidens, two sisters, who went out to dig fern roots.  When they were done, they grew tired and lay down to gaze up at the stars.  Each sister wished that she could be married to a star.  They fell asleep and when they awoke they found themselves in Sky Country, married to two star men.

In time, the elder sister became pregnant and gave birth to a son.  When the two sisters would go out to dig fern roots, the Star People would warn them, “Be careful! Do not dig too deep!”

But one day, when the two sisters went out to dig for fern roots, they dug too deep and they poked a hole in the sky.  When they looked down through the hole, they could see all the way back to their home.  The two sisters became homesick.  They missed their people and wished to return to them.

The made a plan.  Each day when they went out to dig for fern roots, they worked on braiding a rope out of cedar.  When the rope was long enough, they went back to the hole, uncovered it, lowered the rope and climbed down.  When their people saw the two sisters return with the baby they rejoiced.  They knew this child was special.

When the child grew, he knew he had work to do.  He traveled all over creating the plants and animals we see today.

On each river, he created a people to care for and protect that river for all time.

When he came to a huge fish weir that Raven had built, he turned the weir to stone and the water flowing over it became Snoqualmie Falls.  It is here that he created the first Snoqualmie man and woman.

After he was finished, he climbed back into the sky to be with his Star father’s people.  You can still see him today.

He is Snoqualm, Moon, the Transformer.