A traditional Kwakwaka'wakw story of the origin of the echo. A young man named Wakas travels with his spirit helper the Frog on the back of a Raven to a big feast house. He befriends the Mouse Woman who helps him to discover the secret of all animals. Wakas promises the animals he will keep their secret and in return the animals give him an Echo mask, song and dance. George Taylor, the Lelala Dancers and the Hamumu Theatre Collective sing and dance the Echo transformation mask still today as tribal elder Joe Seaweed did in the 1950s.

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