A cold north wind began to blow. The great Ogemaa heard the wind and understood its message.
The Wendigo, a cannibal giant was coming to eat all the Anishinaabek of the village. Everyone was terrified. However, there was a little child who offered to save the people. They all wondered what could this little child do, as he was only a baby. Nonetheless, he insisted he would help the Anishinabek.
First he said he would need an ax and a piece of liver. Then he would go and meet the giant. Once he received these, the young child started on his way. When he met the giant, he became as tall as a pine tree. He fought the giant and killed him.
When he came home, he told his mother he had killed the Wendigo. She didn't believe him, so he told her to go and look where he had killed the giant. She went and found a toenail as big as a turtle. Then everyone believed that the small child had killed the giant and saved the Village.
Later the boy himself turned into a Wendigo.
Told in Ojibwemowin by Jack Blackhead, interpreted by Florence Ka-Kay-Geesick.
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