Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest

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Table of Contents
  • Compiled and Edited by Katharine Berry Judson
  • Preface
  • The Beginning of Newness
  • The Men of the Early Times
  • Creation and Longevity
  • Old Mole's Creation
  • The Creation of the World
  • Spider's Creation
  • The Gods and the Six Regions
  • How Old Man Above Created the World
  • The Search for the Middle and the Hardening of the World
  • Origin of Light
  • Pokoh, the Old Man
  • Thunder and Lightning
  • Creation of Man
  • The First Man And Woman
  • Old Man Above and the Grizzlies
  • The Creation of Man-Kind and the Flood
  • The Birds and the Flood
  • Legend of the Flood
  • The Great Flood
  • The Flood and the Theft of Fire
  • Legend of the Flood in Sacramento Valley
  • The Fable of the Animals
  • Coyote and Sun
  • The Course of the Sun
  • The Foxes and the Sun
  • The Theft of Fire
  • The Theft of Fire
  • The Earth-Hardening After the Flood
  • The Origins of the Totems and of Names
  • Traditions of Wanderings
  • The Migration of the Water People
  • Coyote and the Mesquite Beans
  • Origin of the Sierra Nevadas and Coast Range
  • Yosemite Valley
  • Legend of Tu-Tok-A-Nu'-La (El Capitan)
  • Legend of Tis-Se'-Yak (South Dome and North Dome)
  • Historic Tradition of the Upper Tuolumne
    • (As given by Mr. Stephen Powers, 1877.)(4)
  • California Big Trees
  • The Children of Cloud
  • The Cloud People
  • Rain Song
  • Rain Song
  • Rain Song
  • The Corn Maidens
  • The Search for the Corn Maidens
  • Hasjelti and Hostjoghon
  • The Song-Hunter
  • Sand Painting of the Song-Hunter
  • The Guiding Duck and the Lake of Death
  • The Boy Who Became A God
  • Origin of Clear Lake
  • The Great Fire
  • Origin of the Raven and the Macaw
  • Coyote and the Hare
  • Coyote and the Quails
  • Coyote and the Fawns
  • How the Bluebird Got its Color
  • Coyote's Eyes
  • Coyote and the Tortillas
  • Coyote as a Hunter
  • How the Rattlesnake Learned to Bite
  • Coyote and the Rattlesnake
  • Origin of the Saguaro and Palo Verde Cacti
  • The Thirsty Quails
  • The Boy and the Beast
  • Why the Apaches are Fierce
  • Speech on the Warpath
  • The Spirit Land
  • Song of the Ghost Dance
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