In this rant, I will be comparing and contrasting the Apache and the Achomawi Indian tribes’ adaptation of the creation of their world. Prior to discussing the two versions, it would be appropriate to appreciate some of the history behind these two tribes. The first to be discussed will be the Apache tribe’s history.
There were several traits which made the Native American’s vulnerable to conquest by European adventurers. First, the people themselves were inadequately endowed to deal with the European invaders. Their populations were quickly diminishing as a result of famine, forced labor, epidemics involving contact with European diseases and inter-tribal wars.