George T. Emmons. (1993). Basketry of the Tlingit and the Chilkat Blanket. Retrieved December 1, 2010.
The Tlingit stories and traditions say that at the beginning of the Tlingit world the clouds and sky were made up of sprits. There was a beautiful young women who was vain. One day she looked into the sun and he looked into her eye and kissed her. When his day full of working was over he turned into a man and married her. They had many children and lived a happy life together. One day she was on a walk and picked up some roots. Thoughtlessly she painted the roots and then twisted them together. She unexpectedly made the painted roots into a small basket.