Origin: First Man and First Woman came up through the earth. Water came up through the earth. Water came up right behind them. First Man says, "We forgot something underneath." First Woman says, "What is it, my husband?" "It is medicine." (He didn't say ?ant'i, because there were some more people with these two people. So he just called it `medicine.') "We left it down there." "Well we shouldn't do that," says the woman. They cannot stay without it. They have to make it some way so that it can be brought up by something. They told Big Fly, "How can we get that thing?" Big Fly says, "Get the bird that has the long bill, the bird called `diving heron.' He can go back down there." They told that bird to get that thing. "Go in the water and look for that thing and bring it up." They sent that bird down there and pretty soon he brought this thing up. The man and his wife was felling bad about it. After it was brought up, they feel good again. First Man says, "When you have this thing, man will get rich easy. This thing is sheep, horses. All the same as having a lot of hard goods, including different kinds of shell." When it was brought up, there is the place where it starts. People kept on with it and we're still hearing about it yet. After First Man and First Woman had come out of the Big Cave and built the first sweathouse, Witchcraft Woman gave all the people some ?ant'i. She gave some to the rattlesnake too, and he didn't have any place to put it so he ate it. That is why you will die if a rattlesnake bites you. Witchery started out under the ground. First Man, First Woman and Coyote - these three started it. After everybody got above ground First Woman gave it out. Snake wanted some too, but his mouth was the only place he could put it. And so his bite kills you. Pg. 133
It is dangerous to talk about Woman Chief. She is the same as the boss of all the witches.
Woman speaker ("chief") is often referred to in discussions of witchcraft. In the eleventh world, before the emergence, she was a victim of the Witchery of First Man. She was the first person to die and became the first ghost, and, as Father Berard says, "Because she was a `chief' she is the chief of ghosts to whom mortals must return in time." It seems, however, misleading to refer to her, as does Matthews, as "the goddess of witchcraft." Nor have I obtained comfirmation of the view that the saliva, hair or whatever is used in Sorcery is thought of as "a lost element . . . in possession of the goddess of witchcraft in the lower world." The following excerpt I have not included in the text of the appendix because its significance, if any, is obscure to me:
"Woman speaker she was working with the boss man people. We don't have that any more. That might be one reason why people at this time don't listen very well to their bosses. Woman speaker was with the witch people. People used to say way back, `you must know someting before you be boss over the people.' What they meaning is that know some kind of a big pray or witch that will protect himself with that much so people won't hurt him. If he didn't know anything and becomes a boss won't last long. Woman speaker didn't last long just stayed a little whilt with the people and we don't have much story of her."
Perhaps the point is that Woman speaker, though a "chief," wasn't able to cope with First Man who knew Witchery? Pg. 244-appendix.