Posted by Mike Zeares on September 19, 1997 at 01:57:23:
In Reply to: Wes Studi's Cherokee Creation Story posted by Myrrh on September 18, 1997 at 10:57:58:
: Go to the URL below to read The Cherokee Creation Story by Wes Studi.
: It's a little ways down the page.
That was interesting; thanks for posting the URL. It's facinating how people all over the world have these flood stories. There is a book out called "Red Earth, White Lies" that discusses a number of them. I can't remember the author's name. I'll find out and post it. Anyway, he argues that according to the American Indians' own creation stories they have always been in this hemisphere; he rejects the whole "land bridge from Asia" theory. He points to the end of the last ice age as the origin of the flood stories, which makes sense because there is evidence of massive flooding, especially in the northwest.
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