Legendary Native American Figures: Above People (Sky-Beings)
Name: Above People Also known as: Sky People, Sky Beings Tribal affiliation:Blackfoot Native names: Sspommitapiiksi, Spomi'tapiiks, Spomi-tap-ksi, Spomi-tapi-ksi Pronunciation: Varies by dialect; usually spum-mih-tuh-peek-sih. Type:Sky spirits, stars
The Above People, or Sky Beings, were the first creations of the Blackfoot god
Apistotoke. The first Sky Being created was the Sun,
Natosi, who is highly venerated by Blackfoot people.
Other Sky Beings include the moon goddess, Komorkis,
the immortal hero Morning-Star, and all the stars in the
sky. The Above People are said to have their own land and their own society above the clouds.