Penutian mythology of the ribs
The Coos languages (Where coosan Where kusan) is a Native American family of languages that were spoken along the southern Pacific coast of Oregon. They are now extinct.
The Coos languages have been included in the Penutian hypothesis within a subgroup of the languages penutians from the Oregon Coast, with the Alsean languages and Siuslaw.
The Coos are a Native American people of Oregon, United States and one of the three tribes of the Confederacy of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes. They live on the southwestern Pacific coast of the state. The Coos language is extinct or almost extinct.
Edward Sapir included Alsean languages in his Penutian language hypothesis, within the Oregon Coast Penutian language subgroup. The idea that alsea is related to the Siuslawan languages and the Coos languages is old and was already defended by Frachtenberg (1913) and Jacobs (1939).
Penutian mythology of the ribs (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