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Native Languages of the Americas:
Yavapai Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Yavapai and traditional stories 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 Yavapai, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the
and Apache are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Yavapai story for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Komwidapokuwia (also spelled Komwidapokwia, K-weden-buk-wea, and other ways):
The First Woman, only survivor of the Great Flood, and mother of the Yavapai people.
Sakarakaamche (also spelled Skara-ga-umja):
The Yavapai culture hero, grandson of Komwidapokuwia. He is
generally protrayed as a heroic monster-slayer in Yavapai stories.
Mojave-Apache (Yavapai) Flood Myth:
Yavapai legend about the flooding of the earth.
Northeastern And Western Yavapai Myths:
Collection of Yavapai legends and traditional stories.
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