Native American Creation Myths - North America answers questions

Native Creation Myths

Spiro Mound
A cross-legged man from Spiro Mound
(modern Oklahoma), 900-1450 AD

Each group of people in North America had their own story about where the world came from and where they came from.

Here are some examples:

Nobody really knows whether people brought these stories with them from Asia when they came to North America about 15000 BC, or whether people created these stories after they got to North America. Probably some of both. You might want to compare these stories to similar stories from other cultures like these:

Bibliography and further reading about North American creation myths:

Native American religion
Native American Stories
More about Native Americans
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Professor Carr

Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

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