Tag Archives: Creation Myth

Historical and Cultural Context

The Sanpoil is a tribe of Native Americans located in Washington state.  Their name derives from the Okanagan dialect, and means “gray as far as one can see”.  They, along with the Nespelem tribe, as well as other additional tribes, … Continue reading

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Historical and Cultural Context

The Oneida Nation is part of the Iroquoian (or Haudenosaunee) tribes, which are originally known as the “Five Nations” (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca). Their homelands are primarily located in New York State (Central New York). According to William A. Ritchie, … Continue reading

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Cora Elm (Oneida)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading “The Creation of the Earth.” Cora Elm, Oneida. “HERE are some of the old Indians who believe that for a long time the human race lived in the clouds while this … Continue reading

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