Native Languages of the Americas: Coeur d'Alene Indian Legends
This is our collection of links to Coeur d'Alene 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 Coeur d'Alenes, the traditional stories of
other Salish tribes like the Flathead and
Okanagan tribes are very similar.
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Coyote is the trickster figure of Coeur D'Alene folklore.
Coyote is foolish and boastful, and so stories about him are often humorous in nature;
however, he is a well-meaning creature who usually acts for the good of humankind.