The Nûñnĕ′hĭ or immortals, the “people who live anywhere,” were a race of spirit people who lived in the highlands of the old Cherokee country and had a great many townhouses, especially in the bald mountains, the high peaks on which no timber ever grows. An account of the immortals and another race of spirits, the Yûñwĭ Tsunsdi′, or “Little People."
How tsĭ′kĭlilĭ′ the chickadee became known as a truth teller. When a man is away on a journey, if this bird comes and perches near the house and chirps its song, his friends know he will soon be safe home. A legend from the Cherokee.
An account of the creation from Elias Johnson, a native Tuscarora Chief from the beginning of turtle island to the many challenges that confronted the Iroquois in their quest for a safe and peaceful existence.