The bright star Arcturus which we see in the eastern evening sky was known to the Algonquin Indians as Waupee, or the White Hawk. One day, in a clearing in a great forest, Waupee heard the faint sound of music from the sky. He looked up and saw, much to his surprise, a magical basket descending from above. In the basket were 12 sisters. When the basket reached earth the heavenly sisters leaped out, and linking hands, began to dance in a circle. White Hawk fell in love with the youngest sister and they became husband and wife. But she was Shenandoah, which means "daughter of the stars." And she longed to return to her father in the sky. The day came when Waupee and Shenandoah took their young son up into the sky country, where they became white hawks. And nearby Arcturus you may still see the sisters’ magic basket, a faint circlet of stars which forms the constellation of the Northern Crown - Corona Borealis.