Native Languages of the Americas: Crow Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Crow 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 Crows, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Mandan and
Hidatsa tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Crow legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Coyote played the role of both Creator and trickster in Crow mythology. In some versions of the Crow creation myth there were actually two Coyotes, the Old Man Coyote who created people, animals, and the earth, and a regular Coyote who had adventures and got into trouble. In other versions, they were one and the same.
Thrown-Behind-Curtain and Thrown-In-Spring (or Lodge-Boy and
These mythical twins whose mother was killed by a monster are common to the folklore of many Midwestern and Plains tribes.
They are generally portrayed as heroic monster-slayers in Crow stories.
Goblin-like little people of Crow folklore.