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Native Languages of the Americas:
Chimariko Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories

This is our collection of links to Chimariko folktales and traditional stories that can be read online. We have indexed our Native American stories 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 Chimarikos, the traditional stories of related tribes like the Shasta and Karok tribes are very similar.

Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Chimariko legend for this page or think one of the ones on here should be removed, please let us know.

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Chimariko Myths

*Story of the Flood:
    Chimariko myth about Dog, Coyote, and the flooding of the earth.

Recommended Books on Chimariko Mythology

Surviving Through the Days: Translations of Native California Stories and Songs:
    Anthology of myths and traditional literature from the Chimariko and other Native California tribes.

Additional Resources

 The Religion of the Indians of California
 Books of American Indian mythology
 Native American religions
 Native tribes of California
 Hokan tribes
 American Indian website

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