Mythology of the Blue Mountains
The mythology of the Blue Mountains includes the following Amerindian peoples: Cayuse, Tetawken, Umatilla, Walla Walla.
the penutian is a family of languages spoken in the western United States and Canada, the existence of which is supported by some American linguists. The Penutian remains however a linguistic hypothesis.
The Cayuses are a Native American tribe in the state of Oregon in the United States. It shares a reserve with the Umatilla and Walla Walla tribes in northeastern Oregon, near Pendleton, at the base of the Blue Mountains. The Cayuses call themselves Tetawken, which means "we the people". Originally located in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington State, they occupied territory adjacent to that of the Nose-Pierced. Like the Plains tribes, the Cayuses held war in high regard and were skilled horsemen, often using their mounted prowess to intimidate other tribes.
The Umatillas are a Native American tribe from the Columbia Plateau, Oregon, United States. They traditionally speak the Sahaptin language. The Umatilla people lived between the Teninos in the west and the Klickitats and Wascos in the north, across the Columbia River. As their territory was not protected by any relief, the Umatillas suffered attacks from the south by the Bannocks and Païutes peoples. Today the Umatillas share their territory and the same political structure with the Cayuse and Walla Walla tribes under the name of "Confederate Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reserve".
The Walla walla are a Native American people who originally lived along the Walla Walla River and at the junction of the Snake and Columbia rivers in southern present-day Washington and northern Oregon.
Mythology of the Blue Mountains (texts)
Books on Penutian Mythology
Comics / Illustrated:
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Only in English:
- Heroes and Heroines in Tlingit Haida Legend
- Haa Shuka, Our Ancestors: Tlingit Oral Narratives
- How a Mountain Was Made: Stories
- Two Bear Cubs: A Miwok Legend from California's Yosemite Valley
- The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area
- Hear Me, My Chiefs! Nez Perce History and Legend