These old stories mostly of the Anishanabee (Ojibewa) have been handed down by the Elders for many generations. They usually were told at night near the campfire to the children. Many of the stories were only told in the winter so as not to upset the spirits who were supposed to be sleeping. The Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers had these stories put together to try to preserve them for all time. Most of the stories will have a moral value. Be honest, brave, humble, or how something came to be.