The legend of the lost island told by Chief Joseph Capilano, also known as Su-á-pu-luck, speaking to Emily Pauline Johnson, also known as Tekahionwake, who was a Canadian poet and performer of Mohawk origin.
The Haida are a native North American people living around Haida Gwaii. Over the centuries their environment helped to shape a rich and wonderful culture. One of the products of that culture was a mythology that produced stories that explained how the natural world around them worked. Many of these stories feature Raven who has a twofold nature of being a provider bringing benefit to humans or a trickster. Presented here is a retelling of one of those stories.