Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest

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Author: Katharine Berry Judson

The Spirit Land Gallinomero (Russian River, Cal.)

When the flames burn low on the funeral pyres of the Gallinomero, Indian mourners gather up handfuls of ashes and scatter them high in air. Thus the good mount up into the air, or go to the Happy Western Land beyond the Big Water.

But the bad Indians go to an island in the Bitter Waters, an island naked and barren and desolate, covered only with brine-spattered stone, swept with cold winds and the biting sea-spray. Here they live always, breaking stone upon one another, with no food but the broken stones and no drink but the salt sea water.

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Chicago: Katharine Berry Judson, "The Spirit Land Gallinomero (Russian River, Cal.)," Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest, ed. Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937 in Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D14JKV2W95UQ9CC.

MLA: Judson, Katharine Berry. "The Spirit Land Gallinomero (Russian River, Cal.)." Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest, edited by Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937, in Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D14JKV2W95UQ9CC.

Harvard: Judson, KB, 'The Spirit Land Gallinomero (Russian River, Cal.)' in Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest, ed. . cited in , Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D14JKV2W95UQ9CC.