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[029] How the Pheasant Beat Corn

How the Pheasant Beat Corn

How the Pheasant Beat Corn

_Cherokee_

Once Pheasant saw a woman beating corn in a wooden mortar in front of her lodge.

"I can do that, too," said Pheasant.

"I don't believe you," said the woman.

"Yes, I can," said Pheasant. So Pheasant went into the woods behind the lodge. He flew to a hollow log and drummed with his wings until the people thought he really was beating corn.

That is why the Indians have the Pheasant dance, as a part of the Green-corn dance.

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