by Eric Whollem
mixed media on paper
copyright by the artist
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The Story of Pe-uch-ano
The Konkow Valley Band of Maidu website has an old Maidu legend
which I once read in another version in Stephen Power's book, 'The Tribes
of California.' I refer to the story of Pe-uch-ano (also spelled Puchano or
Piuchinnuh). See the Maidu.com link below for the complete story. This
apparently is a story that was transcribed at the Round Valley Reservation
in the 19th century.
Concow is varyingly spelled 'Konkow.' Concow literally translates as
'Beautiful Parklands.' The Concow Maidu Indians are the Native American
inhabitants of Butte County, California.