Two Pahute Indian Legends: “Why the Grand Canyon Was Made” and “The Three Days of Darkness,” External Evidences of the Book of Mormon Examined
Palmer, William Rees
American Indian, legends; destruction
The Indian legend “Why the Grand Canyon Was Made” tells of the great shaking and trembling of the earth that came after many generations and created the Grand Canyon. The account sounds very much like 3 Nephi 10:9-10. “The Three Days of Darkness” tells that at the time of the death of Shinob, younger God of the Pahute Indians, they could not light a fire. Later Shinob came back to life. This legend sounds like the account in the Book of Mormon in 3 Nephi 8:17-23. This work is reviewed in P.213.