An old Paiute Indian woman with baskets
Identified on mount as Teha, 120 years old
A.A. Forbes (original copyright)
Paiute Indian are Native Americans who lived and travelled about mainly in the State of Utah (Ute’s), Nevada (Chief Winnemucca, Sarah his daughter), and California.
Wovoka, Paiute Indian, was the Creator of the Ghost Dance.
Important Paiute Mythological Figures
Wolf: Creator and culture hero of the Paiute tribe. Like other figures from the Paiute mythic age, Wolf is usually represented as a man, but sometimes takes on the literal form of a wolf.
Coyote: Wolf’s younger brother, Coyote is a trickster figure. Though he often assists his brother and sometimes even does good deeds for the people, Coyotes behavior is so irresponsible and frivolous that he is constantly getting himself and those around him into trouble.
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