Pima,Papago, O’odham Legends

Pima and Papago (O’odham) Legends
Famous Pima / Papago / O’dham

January 8, 2015

The Pima Indians of Arizona say that the father of all men and animals was the butterfly, Cherwit Make (earth-maker), who fluttered down from the clouds to the Blue Cliffs at the junction of the Verde and Salt Rivers, and from his own sweat made men. As the people multiplied they grew selfish and quarrelsome, so that Cherwit Make was disgusted with his handiwork and resolved to drown them all.

Pima,Papago, O'odham Legends
February 13, 2003

KEYWORDS: Pima legend Arizona Indian legend native american legends creation story creation stories american indian legend Arizona Indian tribe oral story buy nature art prints nature art print Southwestern Art Print SOURCE: Pima Oral Story (Arizona Indian tribe) n the beginning there was nothing at all except darkness. All was darkness and emptiness. For a […]

Pima,Papago, O'odham Legends