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Native American Stories : The Earthdiver

The Earth diver In the beginning, Prairie Falcon and Crow were sitting on a log which projected above the waters that covered the world. They asked Duck what number he dreamed of, and Duck replied, “Two.” Prairie Falcon assigned him ...

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Native American Stories : Forty Dead Men

“Forty Dead Men” [Makah] At Ozette two brothers undertook whaling, although their father had not been a whaler. The elder was unsuccessful, but the younger killed several whales the first season. Thereafter he was always lucky, while his brother always ...

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Native American Stories : Earth Goddess

“Earth Goddess” [Aztec] Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca represent the bright and dark aspects of the Creator. The earth herself is the nourisher of life; but she is also the burial ground of the dead. One purpose of this myth is to ...

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Native American Stories : Fire Race

Fire Race A long time ago, only the three Yellow Jacket sisters had fire. Even though other animals froze, the fire was kept from them. Wise Old Coyote, however, devises a plan to steal the fire, and enlists the other ...

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