The Algonquian tribe – the Sauk (Sac)- have many legends. Here is one.
The Sauk have a legend that is about agriculture, which is called The Coming of Corn. This legend is about a beautiful woman who came down from the clouds and two Sauk men saw her. The two men gave her food because they thought she came down because she smelled the deer that they were cooking.
To thank them the beautiful woman said they would be rewarded with food. The beautiful woman told them to come back 1 year later and where she put her hands on the ground beans and corn had grown.Where she sat tobacco grew.
This legend relates to the Sauk tribe because they farmed food in the grass lands of the Mississippi valley in the summer.
by: J.L.H. (10 yrs. old)