Muskrat and Beaver Story
This story is from a long time ago
when Muskrat an’ Beaver met at Old Crow.
Beaver was swimming up the Porcupine River
an’ Muskrat was swimming down the river.
Crow mountain Muskrat went to climb
Beaver wondered why it took him a long time.
Beaver swam around in the slough
an’ he only found willows to chew.
The hot sun was shining from the West
an’ Beaver decided to take a rest.
Muskrat met Beaver by the river shore
and he told Beaver that his feet were sore.
Muskrat came up with a clever scheme
he wanted Beaver to go further upstream.
Muskrat wanted to have Crow Flats for his own
so he told Beaver he cut his feet on a stone.
Beaver didn’t know of the lakes Muskrat had found
Muskrat only told him of the rocks on the ground.
Muskrat didn’t like his flat tail
because it dragged behind his trail.
Beaver needed a tail that was flat
so he traded tails with Muskrat.
Beaver swam up the river to search
for a place where there’s lots of birth.
Beaver was looking for a place of his own
and he found lots of birch at Whitestone.
Beaver’s flat tail helped him swim upstream
And he knew nothing of Muskrat’s scheme.