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Chumash Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Chumash stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have indexed our Native American legends section
by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same
legend are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors to
each other. In particular, though these legends come from the Chumash tribe, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Salinan and
Seri tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Chumash legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Chumash goddess of the earth. Hutash was the special protector of the Chumash tribe.
Chumash Creation Myth:
Chumash myth about the flooding of the earth and creation of the Chumash people.
The Making Of Man:
Another version of the Chumash story about how humans got their hands.
The Rainbow Bridge Linuw: A Story of Place The Rainbow Bridge Origin of the Dolphins:
Myth about how the Chumash people migrated to the mainland.
Chumash Myths and Stories:
Several Chumash legends related to the sky.
An overview of Chumash cosmology.
December's Child: A Book of Chumash Oral Narratives:
Collection of Chumash legends and folktales.
Surviving Through the Days: Translations of Native California Stories and Songs:
Anthology of myths and traditional literature from the Chumash and other Native California tribes.
Chumash religion and expressive traditions
The Religion of the Indians of California
Books of American Indian folklore
California culture region
Indian culture for kids
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