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The following account is from “Indian Legends of Eastern Canada”:
A long time ago, there were three sisters who lived together in a field. These sisters were quite different from one another in their size and way of dressing.
The little sister was so young that she could only crawl at first, and she was dressed in green.
The second sister wore a bright yellow dress, and she had a way of running off by herself when the sun shone and the soft wind blew in her face.
The third was the eldest sister, standing always very straight and tall above the other sisters and trying to protect them. She wore a pale green shawl, and she had long, yellow hair that tossed about her head in the breeze.
There was one way the sisters were alike, though. They loved each other dearly, and they always stayed together. This made them very strong.
One day, a stranger came to the field of the Three Sisters — a Mohawk boy. He talked to the birds and other animals. This caught the attention of the three sisters.
Late that summer, the youngest and smallest sister disappeared. Her sisters were sad.
Again, the Mohawk boy came to the field to gather reeds at the water’s edge. The two sisters who were left watched his moccasin trail, and that night the second sister, the one in the yellow dress, disappeared as well.
Now the eldest sister was the only one left. She continued to stand tall in her field. When the Mohawk boy saw that she missed her sisters, he brought them back together, and they became stronger together.