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Chilcotin Indian Legends
This is our collection of links to Chilcotin folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.
We have indexed our Native American legends 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 Chilcotins, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Carrier and
Chipewyan tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Chilcotin legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Raven is the culture hero of the Chilcotin and other Northwest Coast tribes.
He is a benevolent, respected figure who helps the people by bringing them sunlight and salmon,
but at the same time, he is also a trickster character and many Raven stories have to do with
his frivolous or poorly thought out behavior getting him into trouble.
The Stretching Tree:
Chilcotin legend about a faithful wife.
The White Cat:
Chilcotin adaptation of a European legend.
The Conquering Gambler:
Chilcotin story about two men who made unwise gambles.
Reserve Memories: The Power of the Past in a Chilcotin Community:
Interesting book about Chilcotin history, myth, and evolving traditions.
Chilcotin religion and expressive traditions
Chilcotin history and culture
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