Native Languages of the Americas: Columbian Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories (Columbia)
This is our collection of links to Columbian stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have indexed our Indian legends section
by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same
story 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 Columbians, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Salish and
Okanagan tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Columbian legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
The trickster hero of the Columbian and other Interior Salish tribes.
Coyote is foolish and boastful, and so Columbian stories about him are often humorous in nature;
however, he is a well-meaning creature who usually acts for the good of humankind.