The mythology Apache-Navajo includes the following Native American peoples: Apache, Lipans, Mescaleros, Jicarillas Llaneros, Jicarillas Oleros, Chiricahuas, Navajo, Navahos.
Apache (of apachu, "Enemy" in the Zuñi language) is a generic name given to various Native American tribes of North America living in the southwestern United States and the northern Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora, forming the territory of the Apacheria and sharing the same southern Athapaskan language (close to the northern Athapaskan languages spoken by the Natives of Alaska and western Canada). The Navajo speak a very similar language and share the same culture, so they are often considered Apaches.
Coming from southern Canada at an undetermined date (between 1200 and 1500 AD), the Apaches first lived in the plains of Kansas, Nebraska and eastern Colorado where they met Spanish explorers in the 16th century.e century. Subsequently, they were driven south-west by the Comanches and Kiowas. Only the Plains Apaches remained in Oklahoma as their allies and vassals.
Thus the Lipans of Texas, the Mescaleros and the Jicarillas Llaneros hunted bison and were strongly influenced by the culture of the Plains. The Jicarillas Oleros had adopted a way of life similar to that of the Pueblos, practicing agriculture, making pottery and living in villages made up of rectangular adobe houses. The Chiricahuas and the Apaches of the West were nomads living from hunting and gathering, sometimes from subsistence agriculture.
The Navajo Where Navahos constitute a Native American people of North America of the Athapaskan linguistic family and the Southwestern Cultural Zone. The Navajo live in the United States, on reservations in northeastern Arizona and adjoining areas of New Mexico and Utah. They are closely related to the Apaches.
Apache-Navajo mythology (texts)
- A ga-n Becomes Raven Old Man's Son-In-Law: The ga-n Disappear From Tse-gots'uk
- An Apache Medicine Dance
- Apache Creation Legend
- Apache Tear Drop
- Badger Carries Darkness: Coyote And Bobcat Scratch Each Other
- Big Owl Chops Off His Manhood
- Coyote Fights A Lump Of Pitch
- Coyote Gets Rich Off The White Men
- Coyote Proves Himself A Cannibal
- Coyote Steals Sun's Tobacco
- Death Of The Great Elk (aka The Attack On The Giant Elk)
- The Abandoned Children
- The Beaver And The Old Man
- The Destruction Of The Bear
- The Fox And The Deer
- The Fox And The Kingfisher
- The Fox And The Mountain Lion
- The Fox And The Porcupine
- The Fox And The Rabbit
- The Fox And The Wildcat
- The Jicarilla Genesis
- The Old Beggar
- The Origin Of Corn
- The Origin Of Curing Ceremonies
- The Origin Of Fire
- The Origin Of The Animals
- The Two Blind Old Women
- Turkey Makes The Corn And Coyote Plants It
- Why The Bat Hangs Upside Down
- Why The Bat Has Short Legs
- At The Rainbow's End
- Changing Woman
- Coyote Kills A Giant
- Coyote Helps Create Man
- Creation Of First Man And First Woman
- Song Of The Horses Glacier
- Little Dawn Boy And The Rainbow Trail
- Monster Slayer And Yé'iitsoh
- Spider rock
- The Boy Who Became A God
- The First World
- The Navajo And The Astronaut
- The Second World
- The Third World
- The Fourth World
- The Fifth World
- The Sun, Moon And Stars
- A Tale of Kininaékai
- A Prayer of the Second Day of the Night Chant.
- A Prayer of the Fourth Day of the Night Chant.
- The Story of Bekotsidi
- Song Protection