I thought it would be very interesting to talk about Native American tribes that are not well known. Every time I hear a person in America speak of Native Americans, the only ones I mainly hear are Cherokee and Blackfoot.
Not that I actually expect every American to know all the tribes. Besides there are 562 federally recognized Native American tribes in America. Although I have no Native American blood in me, this tribe speaks to me the most. At first I decided to simply use the tribe as one of the tribes in my fantasy novel, but the more I researched the Chumash, the more I became interested in it. So today I will be sharing some things about the Chumash that I found interesting.
Although this belief is very common in religions, especially Christian. The first belief that stood out to me was the belief that you shouldn't envy others. This stood out to me because of the next belief that stood out to me, which is that people should give without expecting anything in return. When someone is envious or jealous, in a way they are expecting something in return, even if they got what they wanted.
The 3 layers of the world
The Chumash believed that the world was divided in 3 layers on floating discs.
The Sky World
The Middle World
The Middle World, is the world of the living
The Water World
This world was made of urine, with lots of frogs in it.
The Sky World was supported by a Great Eagle
A Giant Serpent held the Middle World and when the snake moved, it caused earthquakes
The leader of a Chumash tribe was called a Wot, and the doctor was called a Shaman#chumashjourney