A blessing and a nuisance: Native American views of the annual monsoon | Asu Now: Access, Excellence, Impact
Some tribes view monsoon rains as life-sustaining; others, destructive. Beliefs can vary within any one group, ASU prof says. July 13, 2017 Tribes from around Arizona share how they view the summer rainy season The annual summer monsoon: torrential thunderstorms, heavy rain, damaged roofs, uprooted trees, dusty vehicles and repeated trips to the car wash. Many Arizonans approach it with a sense of dread, panic or annoyance. They’re not indigenous peoples of Arizona.