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Native Languages of the Americas:
Kitanemuk Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Kitanemuk folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.
We have indexed our Native American stories 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 Kitanemuks, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Serrano and
Tongva tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Kitanemuk story for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
(also spelled Tsannixpa):
The high Creator god of Kitanemuk mythology. He is venerated for creating the universe and
the other gods, but is a distant and incorporeal spirit who is not personified in Kitanemuk myths.
Earth goddess and creator of the human race (with the help of her five divine brothers.)
Kitanemuk Indian Myths
Gitanemuk Shoshonean Myth:
Kitanemuk legend about Coyote kidnapping Panther's children.
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