Native Languages of the Americas: 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.