Native Languages of the Americas: Eyak Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Eyak stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have indexed our Native Indian lore 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 Eyak, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the
Ahtna and Tlingit are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Eyak legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Raven (or Crow) is the creator god of the Eyak and other Alaskan Athabaskan tribes.
He is a revered and benevolent transformer figure who helps the people and shapes their world for them,
but at the same time, he is also a trickster character, and many Eyak stories about Raven have to do with
his frivolous or poorly thought out behavior getting him into trouble.