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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.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Coeur d'Alene story for this page or think one of the ones on here
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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.
Dog Goes For Fire:
Short Coeur d'Alene legend about the domestication of dogs.
An Analysis of Coeur d'Alene Indian Myths:
Book examining Coeur d'Alene legends and traditional narratives.
Landscape Traveled by Coyote and Crane:
Book on the worldview and religious traditions of the Coeur d'Alene Indians.
Salish Myths and Legends:
Anthology of legends and traditional stories from the Coeur d'Alene and other Salish tribes.
Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies:
Anthology of folklore from the Coeur d'Alene and other Plateau tribes.
Coeur d'Alene religion and expressive traditions
Books of Native American legends
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