: Good overview of North American Indian mythology and folklore.

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: Native American myths and stories from the Northwest Coast tribes.

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The artist draws on the energies of Mother Earth in the Native American fashion, using pastel, positive looking artwork to create a feeling of harmony, reverance, and wonder in the Medicine Woman Tarot.

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: Explanation of Native American mythology from the Creek, Cherokee, and other Southeastern tribes.

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The evil Windigo stalks a local tribe during a long winter, Nanabozho paints the flowers, and the patient heron outraces the hummingbird in this grouping of Native American myths and stories of truly legendary proportion.

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However, likethe folklore of any culture -- including European fairy tales -- there is often violence and bad behavior in AmericanIndian folklore, so please use discretion about sharing them with younger children.

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As well as our collections of tribal legends and legend archives, we also have several pages of comparative legends, for the (includingthe Micmac, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, and Abenaki tribes,) the (including theMohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Onondaga, and Cayuga tribes,) for the (including theChippewa, Ottawa, Algonquin, and Potawatomi tribes,) and for the (including theWabanaki, Anishinabe, Menominee, Wampanoag, Shawnee, and Lenape tribes.) Since this page features primarily the native myths and legends ofNorth American Indian tribes, we have also begun a separate collection ofwhich may be interesting for purposes of comparison.

: Children's books of American Indian lore from Native storyteller Joseph Bruchac.

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The Native Spirit Oracle has 44 serene cards with images from a broad range of Native American myths and symbols. The deck was created by Denise Linn, a member of the Cherokee Nation.

: Native American legend about a fox spirit that helped the Shoshone-Bannocks defeat the warlike Little People.

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The world’s largest Native American cultural event comes to Albuquerque between April 23-25. The 32nd annual Gathering of Nations celebrates Native American and indigenous culture with more than 3,000 Native American singers and dancers wearing traditional regalia or outfits, and more than 800 Native American artisans and craftsmen displaying and selling their work. The Gathering of Nations will host more than 700 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada and around the world.

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Note that since many children use this site, we have tried to avoid linking to any Native American legends or stories whichdeal explicitly with sex or contain bad language, including slur words for Native Americans.