Annikadel: The History of the Universe as Told by the Achumawi Indians of California

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"The World was made by the World's Heart, Tikado Hedache. He was Annikadel's grandfather. Annikadel was the greatest man; he knew everything. "At first there was nothing but water; no land anywhere, and no light. The world was dark." So begins the creation myth of the Modesse (Madesiwi) Indians, an Achumawi people living along the Pit River in northern California. Their mythology embraces not only archetypal tales of primeval darkness and battles between good and evil, but also the doings of the First PeopleAnimal People, ...

Annikadel: The History of the Universe as Told by the Achumawi Indians of California 1991, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816512836

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