The Guardians of the CanyonMore Like This
In the lands of the Itamisuukya’, my people speak of many myths. However none is more curious and intriguing than the legend of the Qaletaqa (“the Guardians”), the wardens of the land and protectors of this canyon.
Thousands of years ago, before the annals of history were set in ink, our lands were inhabited by not one, but two tribes, the Athapasca and the Mokatavatah, who constantly engaged in wars that never appeared to end. For the regions inhabited by the Mokatavatah and Athapasca were desolate and barren wastelands, surrounded by desert and scarce in resources. As their populations grew in number, the land could no longer sustain those who inhabited it... and what one tribe valued most were the possessions held dearly by its very own rival.
Many tried to sue for peace, yet the wills of the warriors were stronger than the pleas of the pacifists, and so the wars raged on for cen