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Title: On The Pacific Slope Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Volume 8. Author: Charles M.
Skinner Release Date: December 14, 2004 [EBook #6613] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ON THE PACIFIC SLOPE *** Produced by David Widger MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF OUR OWN LAND By Charles M.
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8. ON THE PACIFIC SLOPE CONTENTS: The Voyager of the Whulge Tamanous of Tacoma The Devil and the Dalles Cascades of the Columbia The Death of Umatilla Hunger Valley The Wrath of Manitou The Spook of Misery Hill The Queen of Death Valley Bridal Veil Fall The Governor’s Right Eye The Prisoner in American Shaft ON THE PACIFIC COAST Tue Apr 04 21:29:15 2017 2 THE VOYAGER OF WHULGE Like the ancient Greeks, the Siwash of the Northwest invest the unseen world with spiritual intelligence.
Every tree has a soul; the forests were peopled with good and evil genii, the latter receiving oblation at the devil-dances, for it was not worth while to appease those already good; and the mountains are the home of tamanouses, or guardian spirits, that sometimes fight together--as, when the spirits of Mount Tacoma engaged with those of Mount Hood, fire and melted stone burst from their peaks, their bellowing was heard afar, and some of the rocks flung by Tacoma fell short, blocking the Columbia about the Dalles. Across these fantastic reports of older time there come echoes of a later instruction, adapted and blended into native legend so that the point of division cannot be indicated.
Such is that of the mysterious voyager of the Whulge--the Siwash name for the sound that takes the name of...

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