The Deer Clan was destroyed by Kitche-Manitou
According to historian Edward Benton-Benais, the Deer Clan was known as the clan of gentle people. They were the pacifists. It was said that the people of the Deer Clan would not even indulge in using harsh words of any kind. They were the poets of the people.
However, it is said that the people of the Deer Clan once violated the natural law established by Kitche-manitou and began marrying within their clan. The Deer Clan people were sent warnings. Their children started to be born with defects and abnormalities. They made no correction in their ways. Finally, the Creator was so disturbed by this departure from the way of harmony that he destroyed the Deer Clan in its entirity. For this reason there are no members of the Deer Clan among the Ojibway people today.
Benton-Banai, Edward. 1979. “Mishomis Book: The Voice Of The Ojibway.” [St. Paul, Minn.: Indian Country Press].
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