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Biloxi Legends, Myths, and Stories

This is our index of Biloxi folktales and traditional stories that can be read online. We have organized our Native American myths 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 Biloxi tribe, the traditional stories of neighboring tribes like the Tunica and Natchez are very similar.

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Biloxi Mythological Figures

Trickster Rabbit (Tcetkana or Chetkana): Rabbit is the trickster figure in the folklore of the Biloxi and other Southeastern tribes. His Biloxi name is pronounced chet-kah-nah.

Biloxi Indian Folklore

How Rabbit Snared The Sun:
    Biloxi folktale about a quarrel between Rabbit and the Sun.
Why The Opossum Plays Dead:
    Biloxi story about a bet between Opossum and Raccoon.
Why The Birds Have Sharp Tails:
    Biloxi flood myth.
The Ants and the Katydids:
    Biloxi legend about an irresponsible katydid.

Recommended Books on Biloxi Mythology
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Biloxi Texts:
    Collection of traditional Biloxi stories in the original Indian language with English translation.
Southeastern Native American Legends:
    Collection of traditional stories of the Biloxi and other Southeast tribes.
American Indian Trickster Tales:
    Compilation of more than a hundred stories about Rabbit and other Native American tricksters.
    (Use discretion sharing these with kids as some of the stories contain adult humor.)

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Additional Resources

 Tunica-Biloxi Indian tribe
 Biloxi pronunciation
 Books of American Indian legend
 Indian religion and culture
 Indian tribes of Mississippi
 Southeast tribes
 Siouan languages
 Native Americans facts for kids

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