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Native American Flying Squirrel Mythology

Flying squirrels do not appear often in Native American folklore. When they do appear in legends, their most important feature is usually their intermediate appearance between birds and mammals, either causing Flying Squirrel to be rejected by one of these groups or enabling him to act as a spy or traitor. Flying squirrels were also associated with fertility among the Omaha and Ponca tribes.

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Native American Legends About Flying Squirrels

The Ball Game Between the Birds and the Animals:
    Cherokee Indian story about the origin of flying squirrels.

Recommended Books of Flying Squirrel Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

The Great Ball Game of the Birds and Animals:
    Picture book illustrating a Cherokee legend about how Flying Squirrel and Bat gained their wings.
Native American Animal Stories:
    Great collection of American Indian tales about animals, told by Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac.



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