From the navajo origin legend

The Great Coyote was formed in water and came to the First Man and First woman, telling them he was hatched from an egg and knew all the secrets of the water and the skies. No more did the water rise again. The Chief of the Swallow People discovered the wrong.

He is sad to this day because of the loss of the child. Hostin went east to White mountains and picked up a little earth and returned. While the wind was blowing, eight of the Mirage People came and walked around the objects on the ground four times, and as they walked the eagle feathers, whose tips protruded from between the buckskins, were seen to move.

The Navajo Origin Legend

Any of the North American Indian tribes speaking a language of the Iroquoian family and living at the time of European contact in a continuous territory around Lakes Ontario, Huron, and Erie.

Four years this separation continued, and as the p. This makes four houses. Then he put them in his mouth and p. Let us men find means to cross it, and leave all the women behind.

The four animals were the rulers of all the land. At sunset his wife came back with her sticks but she had gambled away everything she had. That is why he has a black muzzle and black legs. Coyote and Badger belong to the Navajos, but Great Wolf was the chief ruler of the whole.

Salt Woman gave Tiinainilly a lump p. After discovering they couldn't live without each other, a mother and two of daughters jumped into the river and tried to swim across.

Let them go and try to make a living for themselves and see how they like that.

Navajo Legends

On the left side the feathers were black on top and white underneath, on the right side the feathers were white above and black below. They were envious of his possessing corn, etc. The two rolls that he had formed turned into a man with a mask. On the first trip Hashjaishjine returned angry but this time he was in good humor.

She carried off the corn to grind and make mush for the dance although her own children were crying with hunger.Many of them live in the Navajo reserve, which occupies over 24, miles.

Summary of the Navajo Origin Legend Many of these reserves exist in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. The Navajo Origin Legend. STUDY. PLAY. Author. Navajo.

Navajo Creation Story

Type of Literature. Origin Myth. Brief Summary •Four gods appear carrying ears of corn (staple crop), buckskins, and eagle feathers. •Corn and feathers placed between the buckskins.

•Winds blow between them.

Navajo Creation Story

Footnotes. p. 1 This version of the Navajo origin myth was taken down from a Navajo priest whose name Stephen writes as Guisheen Bige, at Keam’s Canyon, August 5, It has been transcribed by Olive Bushnell. The account begins: “I have no book, we have nothing of writing, but in my memory are many things strange to the Americans.

The Navajo creation story is a beautiful tale that is not well known outside the Navajo Nation. It details the emergence of the Navajo people into their homeland. The First World. Navajo Origin Legend (Forgotten Books) [Alexander M. Stephen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Navajo, who call themselves Dine (The People) are the largest Native American group in North America. Their tales of emergence and migration are similar to other Southwestern tribes such as the Hopi (with whom they have a long running rivalry).Author: Alexander M.

Stephen. The Navajo creation story involves four worlds. In the first world, First Man and First Woman come into being. The second world is very similar to that of the Garden of Eden story in Genesis ending with First Man and First Woman banished to the third world.

From the navajo origin legend
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