Native Languages of the Americas: Choctaw Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Choctaw folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.
We have indexed our American Indian folktales 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 Choctaw tribe, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the
Chickasaw and Muskogee are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Choctaw legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Trickster Rabbit (Chukfi or Chokfi):
Rabbit is the trickster figure in the folklore of the Choctaw and other Muskogean tribes.
His name is pronounced similar to chook-fee, with the first syllable rhyming with "book."
Little People of Choctaw folklore. They have strong magic and can be very dangerous, but
they sometimes also bestow powers upon people who treat them respectfully.
Their name literally means "forest dwellers" and is pronounced similar to
ko-wih ah-nook-ah-shah. Another Choctaw band of magical little people, the
may be the same as the Kowi Anukasha or may be less dangerous beings.
(Ohoyo Chishba Osh):
A mythological woman who brought corn to the Choctaw people. Her name means "woman who
stretches way back," in other words Long-Ago or Unknown Woman.
Dragon-like horned serpent of Choctaw mythology.
A frightening shadow-like monster of Choctaw folklore.