n-SHUCK-ch Nation Flood story as told by Laura Purcell, Lukcha7, Samahquam Elder

This country, we inhabit, was peopled by survivors of the great Flood. This mountain, Gunsight Peak, or In-SHUCK-ch (“split like a crutch”) was the people’s Ararat.

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In-SHUCK-ch have just posted this gorgeous animated video of the tale, which will resonate on some deep level, at least, if you ever attended Sunday School, or remember tales of Noah and the Ark.

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“In-SHUCK-ch Mountain has great significance in the origin stories of the Lillooet. “The Flood Story” is one such origin story,” says the blog post.

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“As is the nature of oral history, there may be several versions of a story- specific details may vary between each telling of the story, but the significant events remain consistent.   The following version was told by Samahquam elder Lukcha7 (Laura Purcell), and recorded in October, 2015.”

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