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Native Languages of the Americas:
Hualapai Legends, Myths, and Stories (Walapai)

This is our collection of links to Hualapai legends and traditional stories that can be read online. We have indexed our American Indian 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 Hualapai, the mythology of related tribes like the Mojave and Yuma are very similar.

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Hualapai Mythological Figures

Tochopa (also spelled To-Cho-Pa, Tochopo, or Tudjupa): The great Creator god of the Hualapai.

Hokomata (also spelled Ho-Ko-Ma-Ta): Tochopa's twin brother, a god of discord who taught the people to make war.

Hualapai Indian Folklore

*How The Grand Canyon Was Formed:
    Hualapai legend about the flooding of the earth and the creation of the Grand Canyon.

Recommended Books on Hualapai Myth

Walapai (Hualapai) Texts:
    Collection of Hualapai legends and traditional stories.

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Additional Resources

 Walapai religion and expressive traditions
 Books of Native American myths
 Native spirituality
 Arizona Indians
 Southwest cultures
 Hokan languages
 Walapai culture
 American Indian



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