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Beliefs Concerning Natural Phenomena

Thunder

The Northern Mewuk near South Fork Cosumnes River say:

Tim'-mel-le the Thunder is, or is like, Ti'-e-te the Valley Bluejay. He lives down below [west] in the San Joaquin Valley, where the clouds are. Sometimes he becomes angry and makes a great rumbling noise; this noise is Tim'-mel-le the Thunder. 28


Footnotes

223:28 For additional beliefs about Thunder, see First People stories, pages 173-178; 199.


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