American Indian Mythology - Part 2 Section 3 Summary & Analysis

Alice Marriott and Carol K. Rachlin
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Part 2 Section 3 Summary and Analysis

Section 3 of "The World Around Us" contains stories subtitled "To Feed My People", the first three of which tell of how the people discovered corn.

"The Coming of Corn" (Zuni) An introduction describes the complicated nature of Zuni mythology and ritual, suggesting that the story included in the book is only a small portion of the community's full myth of creation.

The first part of the story concerns the arrival of the people from the underworld, and their transformation into more human-looking individuals. The last people to emerge are two witches, male and female, who share all the power for good and evil in the world. They also carry with them all the seeds for all the plants, and demand that the Chief of the people hand over his two children who will be sacrificed in exchange for the...

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