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by Caitlin Dieringer, Clarksville Middle School
According to the myths of the Serrano Indians of California, Pakrokitat was the creator. He had a younger brother, Kukitat, who was born from his left shoulder. They were always quarreling. Kukitat disagreed with how Pakrokitat made man. After this Pakrokitat left the world and retired to his own world, Panamam, which he made, the island of Payait. Kukitat made death come to the world. The souls of the dead had to come to Pakrokitat's world after they visited the three beautiful goddesses. Pakrokitat made this happen. Kukitat made men divide into nations and fight each other when Pakrokitat left. After a while the men that were fighting got tired of Kukitat and killed him.

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