I am still watching PBS -- am god-damned addicted to PBS! They're great. They are doing a program on Alaska.
My friend, Chapstick Boy, cannot stand Alaska. Perhaps it is because he does not care about its nature. I do.
It mentioned the folkore in Alaska that a little boy in a small tribe was harshly punished by the tribe members who saw him feeding a starving eagle. The small tribe was going through a period of famine.
Folklore has said that shortly, the eagle returned with plenty of food in salmons, sea lions and otters. And that the little boy became the most respected figure in the Alaska kingdom, animals and humans alike.
The message was: To survive in Alaska, one has to live in harmony with nature.