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Alabama Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our index of Alabama folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.
We have organized our Native American tales section
by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same
legend are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors to
each other. In particular, though these legends come from the Alabama tribe, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Chickasaw and
Creek are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend an Alabama legend for this page, please let us know.
Click on each character's name for more detailed information about his or her role in Alabama folklore.
Trickster Rabbit (Cokfi or Chokfi):
Rabbit is the trickster figure in the folklore of the Alabama and other Muskogean tribes.
Big Man-Eater (Atipa-Tcoba):
A giant cannibal monster common to southeastern Indian legends. Modern Alabama and Koasati people
identify them with elephants; some people believe Alabama stories about them may have been based
on fossils or prehistoric depictions of mammoths.
Mischievous little people of Alabama legend.
Alabama Myths and Tales: E-book of Swanton's 1929 collection of Alabama legends.
Origin of the Alabama Indians
Alabama Flood Legend
Rabbit Rescues the Sun
The Men Who Went To The Sky
Rabbit and the Orphan
Terrapin and the Wolves
The Celestial Canoe The Celestial Skiff:
Alabama legends about a man who married a sky-maiden.
The Origin of Fire How Fire Came:
Alabama myth about how humans won fire from the bear.
Rabbit and Big Man-Eater The Adventures of Rabbit and Big Man Eater Rabbit and Big Man-Eater:
Rabbit Kills Big Man-Eater:
Alabama stories about Rabbit's encounters with a Big Man-Eater.
Rabbit and the Turkeys:
Alabama story about Rabbit tricking some turkeys... and his own grandmother!
Myths and Folktales of the Alabama-Coushatta Indians of Texas:
Good collection of Alabama Indian myths.
When the Storm God Rides: Tejas and other Indian Legends:
Anthology of stories from the Alabama, Comanche and Caddo tribes.
Southeastern Native American Legends:
Traditional stories of the Alabama and other Southeast tribes.
Journey to the West: The Alabama and Coushatta Indians
Alabama-Coushatta symbols and rituals
Books of Native American legends
Native American religions
Indian tribes of Alabama
Southeast Native Americans
Muskogean language group
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