posted on May, 16 2013 @ 02:54 PM
reply to post by WhiteAlice
That was a well thought out reply, and I agree with it whole heartedly.
The flood mythos of the native Americans describes a while host flood events, and like you mentioned the tribes of the Columbia river basin will
certainly recall the catastrophic flood events from draining glacial lakes.
Here in central Californiat the native Californians record a catastrophic flood that kills almost everyone, save for a few.
The Great Spirit became very angry with Tu-tok-a-nu-la. The earth trembled with his wrath so that the rocks fell down into the Valley from the
surrounding cliffs. The sky and the mountains belched forth smoke and flame. The great dome that had been the home of
Tis-sa-ack, was rent asunder and half of it fell into the Valley. The melting snows from the high mountains came down into the Valley in a flood and
drowned hundreds of the people. But the wrath of The Great Spirit was quickly spent,and the heavens again grew quiet. The floods receded, the sun
shone, and once more peace and calm reigned over Ah-wah-nee. The life-giving moisture from the renewed streams crept into the parched soil. The oak
trees put on new leaves and acorns. The grasses again became fresh and green, the flowers lifted their drooping heads and took on their old gay
colors. The fish came back to the streams, and the game to the forests.
And the northern miwok tell this story
But now the roar and heat of the fire were terrible, even inside the roundhouse, and Wek'-wek thought they would soon burn. He was so badly
frightened that he told his grandfather what he had done. He said, "Grandfather, I stole Sah'-te's hoo'-yah and put it in the creek, and now I'm
afraid we shall burn."
Then Ol'-le took a sack and came out of the roundhouse and struck the sack against an oak tree, and fog came out. He struck the tree several times and
each time more fog came out and spread around.
Then he went back in the house and got another sack and beat the tree, and more fog came, and then rain. He said to Wek'-wek,"It is going to rain for
ten days and ten nights." And it did rain, and the rain covered the whole country till all the land and all the hills and all the mountains were under
water--everything except the top of Oo-de'-pow-we (Mount Konokti, on the west side of Clear Lake) which was so high that its top stuck out a
There was no place for Wek'-wek to go and he flew about in the rain till he was all tired out. Finally he found the top of Oo-de'-pow-we and sat down
on it and stayed there.
On the tenth day the rain stopped, and after that the water began to go down and each day the mountain stood up higher. Wek'-wek stayed on the
mountain about a week,by which time the
water had gone down and the land was bare again.
Now I'm going to make a statement that I'm sure will draw the ire of the more conservative posters.
The was a historic flooding event that encompassed a good portion of the pacific basin, the Atlantic basiin and the gulf of Mexico and the central
It was the multiple impacts of younger dryas boundry event. There is solid evidence of oceanic impacts in the pacific off the coast of south America
and off the coast of north America, I believe it was off of Oregon my self, there is a feature on the edge of the continental shelf that sure looks
like a crater. There is a newly found crater off the coast of Haiti.
I am working on a thread on that subject so ill refrain from taking this thread any further afield.
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