Written by Audrey Wood & Illustrated by Robert Florczak
On the island of Limuw, where the heavens touch the sea, Hutash the earth goddess walked alone…until she planted the seeds from a sacred plant. Instead of flowers, beautiful people came forth from each plant and populated the lush island, forming the Chumash tribe. The tribe flourished, but when the people became too numerous for the island, Hutash knew she must send half of them to the land across the water.
This unusual legend reveals how the goddess accomplished this dangerous task and how she saved some of the Chumash from drowning by transforming them into dolphins.