In 1907 Mary Schaffer met a band of Stoneys and had dinner with them at the home of Elliott Barnes on the Kootenai Plains in the Saskatchewan River Valley. One of the Indians was Samson Beaver who, as a boy of fourteen, had visited the legendary lake with his father nearly twenty years previously. From memory, he sketched a map showing the route. The following year Mary returned and using the map found her way to Maligne Lake.
[See Samson Peak]