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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.

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Important Kitanemuk Mythological Figures

Canniqpa (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.

Tsuqqit: 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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