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Why Robin Has a Red Breast
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Aired:
12/09/2012
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Hear the Suquamish myth.

 

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2:00 minutes (3.98 MB)
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According to the Suquamish story, many years ago, South Wind blew hot and long. The animals banded together and found the source of the wind - a fortress atop a rocky mountain. At night, the animals crept into the fortress and vanquished the men who protected the South Wind. Afterward, the animals all danced around the fire. All except Robin, who refused to join the dance. He sat quietly, staring into the fire, and stayed there for so long that his breast turned red. And Robin has had a red breast to this day.


 
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