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This is our collection of links to Esselen folktales and traditional stories that can be read online. We have indexed our Native American mythology 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 Esselens, the traditional stories of neighboring tribes like the Ohlone and Yokuts tribes are very similar.
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