I needed a subject, who looked like a storyteller. The man was actually a part of a pow wow of course and this was a bit of his dance captured in a photo. The rest is a created background iwth textures as well as an imagined path and forest. The Story:
Old Style Fire Management
Our drums scared the birds and four-footed animals away, then our Firestarter would come. She would light all her pine sap baskets as she went on her way, just as her Mother had done before her.
When next our village camped here, there would be food for all. New shrubs will grow in the ash. Lodgepole pine, aspen and birch will return. Once more, there will be large grassy meadows. Travel will be on cleared pathways. And our people will be able to move through the forests to hunt. There will be room, food and lodging so that all can live.