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Unformatted text preview: rop of her blood fell
to the ground. The first
people sprang from this
blood. Caddoan: Arikara, Caddo, Pawnee, Wichitas
– God Nesaru created a race of people who inhabited earth.
This race ridiculed the gods.
– Nesaru destroyed them in a flood but preserved the animals
and maize in a cave.
– From an ear of maize, Nesaru created Mother Corn, who,
with the help of the animals, led the people from the
underworld into the upper world, after which she
apportioned territories, and taught the use of implements
and ceremonial rites.
and Hokan: Achomawi, Atsugewi, Chimarikan, Esselenian,
Kulanapan, Quoratean, Salinan, Shasta, Yanan, Yuma Achomawi: Coyote and Silver Fox were created
from clouds. Coyote created earth, but the Eagle
Salinan: Eagle created the earth but Old Woman of
the Sea created the oceans.
Yuma: The god Kwimumat and The Old Blind Man
created the earth; both lived at the bottom of the sea.
Kwimumat made the people and the stars
Kwimumat Iroquoian: Cayuga, Cherokee, Huron, Iroquois, Mohawk,
Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora, Wyandot
After 1390, the Cayugas, Iroquois, Mohawks, Oneidas, and
Onondagas joined them to form the Iroquois N...
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- Fall '10