Sacred Texts  Native American  California 


By George Wharton James

Journal of the American Folk-Lore Society, Vol. XV., No. 61, pp. 36-9.


This is a short article on the origin myth of the native Californians of the Tehachapi mountain region, written over a hundred years ago. This area traditionally marks the bounday between northern and southern California. Although this article reflects some backward attitudes of the time, it is the one of the few (if any) records we have of the mythology of this region.

A Saboba Origin-Myth