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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 Mojave and Havasupai are very similar.

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Yavapai Mythological Figures

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.

Yavapai Indian Folklore

*Mojave-Apache (Yavapai) Flood Myth:
    Yavapai legend about the flooding of the earth.

Recommended Books on Yavapai Mythology

Northeastern And Western Yavapai Myths:
    Collection of Yavapai legends and traditional stories.

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Additional Resources

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