The Wintu is different from many others in its methods and details, but the result is the same in all cases.
The great majority of Wintu metamorphoses are effected by Olelbis.
Winishuyat, mentioned in “Olelbis” and in other tales, is one of the most interesting personages in Wintu mythology.
The myths from one to nine inclusive are Wintu, from ten to the end Yana.
This myth contains a complete statement concerning the beginnings of Wintu belief.
The following four spirit songs are from my Wintu collection.
To understand the Wintu mind, it is indispensable to begin with Olelbis.
These remarks are given, as nearly as possible, in the form of the original Wintu narrative.
She appeared before the present Wintu people came out of the ground, at Tsarau Heril.
The Wintu system is remarkable for the peculiar development of the chief divinity, Olelbis, called also Nomhliëstawa.