Creation Myths of Primitive America by Karl Kroeber

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By Karl Kroeber

Compiled, edited, and with an informative creation through mythologist Karl Kroeber (Mellen Professor within the Humanities at Columbia collage) production Myths Of Primitive the United States is a part of the phenomenal "ABC-CLIO vintage folks and Fairy stories" sequence. a fully interesting anthology of production local American myths and legends targeting how the area, crops, animals, and people got here into life and engage with one another. those historical tales are properly and entertainingly retold, supplying modern readers with a veritable treasure trove of insights into how some of the local American peoples perceived and interpreted the better global round themselves. construction Myths Of Primitive the US is an important and hugely urged source for educational and neighborhood library local American reviews and Mythology/Folklore collections.

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Tichelis went up in flames and smoke toward the sky. When the brothers Tilikus and Poharamas had carried the fire around the world and met in the north, just half-way between east and west, they struck their torches together and threw them on the ground. The moment before they joined the burning brands two persons rushed out between them. One was Klabus and the other Tsaroki, who had carried the invitation from Torihas to Katkatchila. They just escaped.  C re at i on M y t h s of P r i m i t i v e A m e r i c a The flint rock that Tichelis dropped lies there yet, just where it fell, and when the Wintu people want black flint they find it in that place.

My people want to dance and hunt. I sent one of them to ask you to come up here. ” Torihas stood up then and said,— “You my people, we will all dance to-night and to-morrow morning we will go to hunt. Do not leave home, any of you. Let all stay. We will have a great hunt. ” asked he. ” “I will go with you,” said Katkatchila. ” They danced all night. ” “Do you stay with him, too,” said Torihas to Kaisus, who was a swift runner. The whole party, a great many people, went to Hau Buli to hunt. When they got onto the mountain they saw ten deer.

I have nothing of yours. ” “You have it. I saw you take it,” said Katkatchila. “I took nothing. ” “No, you did not. ” Katkatchila kept asking all day for his flint, but Hau would neither give it back nor own that he had it. At last, when the sun was almost down, Katkatchila turned to Hau and said,— “I saw you take my flint. It would be better for you to give it back to me, better for you and very much better for your people. You want to keep the flint; well, keep it. ” He left the hunt and went away in great anger, travelled all night and was at home next morning.

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