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Unformatted text preview: as only darkness in the
beginning. The One who Lives Above awoke
and brought everything into existence.
Navajo: Holy Ones placed Mother Earth and
Father Sky, and created everything else in
between. Siouan: Assiniboine, Crow, Dakota, Hidatsa, Iowa, Lakota,
Mandan, Omaha, Osage, Winnebago Crow (Montana): the first things were ducks, the Old
Man, and water. The Old Man told the ducks to dive
down and retrieve mud. The Old Man collected mud
from the feet of the duck and used it to create land.
Dakota (northern Great Plains): the powers of the
world dwell in the earth and are represented by the
female Unktahe. This is why females are connected
with the powers of reproduction. Zuni
The world starts as moisture. The moisture turns into
The Great Father Sun thickens the clouds until they turn
into water. This water then becomes a great sea.
The Great Father Sun fertilizes the sea and creates algae.
Earth and Sky are created from this algae.
The algae and the sun then create living things. Seeds of
men and animals are created, and eggs are hatched by the
Originally from Georgia.
The sun, T-cho, had to
provide light for the earth.
When she lit the world from
the east and passed over the
earth, a d...
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- Fall '10