Native American Indians. First People of America. First People of Canada. First People of Turtle Island. Native American Art. Native American Legends. Free Native American Clipart.
First People :: American Indian Legends : C
 

Native American Legends

The beginning of Time

A Cherokee Legend

The Great Spirit became lonely and took a seed from his pocket and held it between his hands and blew his warm breath on it and our world began to form. As it grew he added a pinch of sage to his hands and it became the land. While sitting there all alone he cried a tear and it became the waters. As he looked at his creation he knew it would need a caretaker, so he tossed it into the air and blew the winds across it to hold it in place. He took a pinch of cedar and tossed it on to this new world and it became the animals.

Seeing all this was good he reached into his pocket and withdrew the blue- corn meal and tossed it onto the world and it became the grasses and plants.

The next day he entered this new world and named all the animals The Four- legs, The Wing Ones and those that swam in the waters. Looking around he came to understand there were no two legged one so he reached down and took a hand full of earth and blew on it and it was the first human being.

This is how my grandmother told me about the coming of our world.

Native American Legends
Back to Top

Other Native American Legends

 
American Indian Jewelry | Seed Bead Earrings