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Comparative Cosmogony

The first people sprang from this blood blood caddoan

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Unformatted text preview: rop of her blood fell to the ground. The first people sprang from this blood. blood. Caddoan: Arikara, Caddo, Pawnee, Wichitas Caddo: – God Nesaru created a race of people who inhabited earth. God This race ridiculed the gods. – Nesaru destroyed them in a flood but preserved the animals Nesaru and maize in a cave. – From an ear of maize, Nesaru created Mother Corn, who, From 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, Hokan: Kulanapan, Quoratean, Salinan, Shasta, Yanan, Yuma Achomawi: Coyote and Silver Fox were created from clouds. Coyote created earth, but the Eagle finished it. finished Salinan: Eagle created the earth but Old Woman of Eagle the Sea created the oceans. the Yuma: The god Kwimumat and The Old Blind Man The 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, Iroquoian: Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora, Wyandot After 1390, the Cayugas, Iroquois, Mohawks, Oneidas, and After Onondagas joined them to form the Iroquois N...
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