The stories told by members
of the Paiute tribes have been passed down for many generations.
It is an oral tradition, which means that it is a story that is told to
each younger generation, not a story that is written on paper and read
from a book. Ralph Burns, who helps to continue
the oral tradition, lives near Pyramid Lake, where that band of Northern
Paiutes are know as the Kooyooe Tukaddu People.