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The Cussitaws come East

A Creek Legend

At a certain time the earth opened in the west, where its mouth is. The earth opened and the Cussitaws came out of its mouth, and settled nearby. But the earth became angry and ate up their children; therefore,they moved farther west.

A part of them however,turned back, and came again to the same place where they had been, and settled there. The greater number remained behind, because they thought it best to do so. Their children nevertheless, were eaten by the Earth, so that, full of satisfaction, they journeyed toward the sunrise.

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