Lake Miwok Creation Story

Lake Miwok creation story – – Lake County

Hawk Chief complained to Coyote that there were no humans. Coyote became angry but he created people out of wood. He carved various types of wood, and stuck them in the ground around his house and danced. In the morning the people were there: Blue Jay, Deer, Dog etc. But the people couldn’t talk. He danced again and in the morning the people could talk. They complained about the fleas. Coyote said that he and his grandson would go away. Coyote called his wife, Frog Old Woman, and told her to get ready. He told the people that when they died they would come to his land. But only dead people. So Frog Old Woman, Hawk Chief and Coyote went away.

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