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The Bear Clan (Anigatogewi) was also known as the Wild Potato Clan or Raccoon Clan in different regions. This clan was historically known for their farming and gathering of the wild potato plants along streams and swamps, which they used to make flour and bread for food. A legend from this clan describes a boy who preferred the food from the forest over the beans and corn from his village. After many days without eating human food the boy grew hair all over his body and turned into a bear. He eventually persuaded his parents to stop eating human food and they also became bears. The bear family lived happily in the forest together. Most Black Bears (Ursus americanus) live in Georgia's remote forests: the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Okefenokee Swamp. The Clan color is green and their wood is Birch.