posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 08:56 AM
So is this, like many other Native American legends, more than it seems to be? That's a choice left to those who read the above.
What it is, is pure bunk.
I did some research on it, including researching words and names in the Paiute and Navajo languages. "Oga-Make" is not a name (or words) in either
language -- in fact, it's not words/names in ANY AmerInd language.
"'We, the Paiute Nation, have known of these ships for untold generations. We also believe that we know something of the people who fly them.
They are called The Hav-musuvs.'
Again, not a word in any language of the AmerInds. There's no legends that match this one.
Since I happen to be studying rock art (in the process of doing a student film about this), I can also say that these "flying canoes" and so forth
are not depicted anywhere. It's kind of hard to overlook something like that, and you'd expect (as with horses when whites came to America) there
would be other cultural references and artifacts from this.
In fact, the other tribes of the area would have similar stories. They don't.
I'm in a hurry and must head out, but basically the tale is linguistically and mythically one created by a Caucasian and not by an AmerInd.