The Dawn of the World, by C. Hart Merriam, , at sacred-texts.com
A TALE OF THE NORTHERN MEWUK
As told at Wal'-le near the Canyon of Mokelumne River
Nek'-na-kā'-tah the Rock Maiden
Oo-soo'-ma-te the Grizzly Bear
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Ancient Mortar-holes in the Granite Rock
IN the mountains among the rocks by the river lives Nek'-na-kā'-tah, the little rock girl. She is herself a rock and always lives in rocky places by the river. In some way she produces or gives off people; these people are hard like rocks and you can not cut them or shoot them with an arrow.
A long time ago Oo-soo'-ma-te the Grizzly Bear and Hoi-yah'-ko the FIRST PEOPLE, made the Chaw'-se or mortar holes in the big flat-topped rocks. Then Nek'-na-kā'-tah the rock maiden came and helped make the Kah-wah'-che or stone pestles for the people to pound acorns with.