Once, long ago in Alaska, there lived a race of giant people along the shores of Cook Inlet.
The land then was warm and covered with fruit trees of every kind.
Woolly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers roamed the forests and beaches but did not harm the gentle Inlet people.
Peace and happiness ruled the land.
Especially happy were a young man named Nekatla and a young woman named Susitna, for they were in love and soon to be married.
As the wedding day neared, the Inlet people eagerly prepared for the celebration. But the day before the wedding a stranger burst into the village. "Danger!" he cried. "Warriors from the north are coming! They roam from village to village, killing people, stealing from them, and burning their homes!" "Stranger, how do you know this?" someone asked. The man's face clouded with pain. "They have destroyed my village, my family, everything," he answered. "Only I escaped. Beware, these people are cruel and crazed for blood!"
All plans for the we...