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Native Languages of the Americas:
Chitimacha Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Chitimacha stories and legends 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 Chitimachas, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the
Natchez are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Chitimacha story for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Man-Eater (Neka-ci Ckami):
Elephantine monster which ate people and tore up trees with its great strength.
How The World Was Made: How the Great Spirit Made the World:
Chitimacha myths about the creation of the world.
The Origin of Fire:
Chitimacha legend about how fire came to the people.
The First Canoe:
Chitimacha myth about the origin of canoes.
Why The Blackbird Has Red Wings:
Chitimacha story about the red-winged blackbird.
The Legend of Bayou Teche:
Chitimacha Indian legend about a fight with a giant serpent.
The Little Bird That Could Talk:
Chitimacha folktales about the wren.
Southeastern Native American Legends:
Book comparing the traditional stories of the Chitimacha and other Southeast tribes.
Chitimacha sun worship
Books of American Indian folklore
Indian tribes of Louisiana
Southeastern Native Americans
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