Long ago when there were few stars, an old Cherokee woman and her husband worked diligently to make meal from their corn. They traded meal to others in the village for things necessary. Someone started stealing the meal in the middle of the night. After watching a large dog fly down from the sky to eat the meal, the villagers decided to gather all the noise makers, rattles, drums, etc.. They all hid and waited one night. When the dog again came down for his feast, they all jumped out and startled him away . . . as he was flying into the sky, the meal was streaming out of his large mouth . . . this is “How the Milky Way Came to Be”.