Published on November 21, 2012 by Casey
Name: Above People
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Also known as: Sky People, Sky Beings
Tribal affiliation: Blackfoot
Native names: Sspommitapiiksi, Spomi’tapiiks, Spomi-tap-ksi, Spomi-tapi-ksi
Pronunciation: Varies by dialect; usually spum-mih-tuh-peek-sih.
Type: Sky spirits, stars
The Above People, or Sky Beings, were the first creations of the Blackfoot god Apistotoke. The first Sky Being created was the Sun, Natosi, who is highly venerated by Blackfoot people. Other Sky People include the moon goddess, Komorkis, the immortal hero Morning-Star, and all the stars in the sky. The Above People are said to have their own land and their own society above the clouds.