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Native American Heroines of Myth and Legend

List of Native American Heroines in Various Tribes

First Mother (Wabanaki Indian heroine)
Fox-Woman (Anishinabe/Cree heroine)
Io'i (Chinook Indian heroine)
Kokumthena (Shawnee Indian heroine)
Lelawala (Iroquois Indian heroine)
Mouse Woman (Haida Indian heroine)
*Old-Lady (Blackfoot Indian heroine)
Onatah (Iroquois Indian heroine)
Oochigeas (Mi'kmaq Indian heroine)
Silver-Fox (Miwok Indian heroine)
Sky-Woman (Iroquois Indian heroine)
Soatsaki (Blackfoot Indian heroine)
Splinter-Foot Girl (Arapaho Indian heroine)
Squannit (Wampanoag Indian heroine)
Woman Chief (Seneca)

Native American Heroine Stories

*The Invisible One * The Rough-Faced Girl * Oochigeas and the Invisible Boy:
    Mi'kmaq Indian stories about a Cinderella-like heroine who overcomes adversity to win a hero's hand in marriage.
*Splinter Foot Girl:
    Arapaho Indian story about a mythical heroine born from a splinter.
*The Girl and the Windigo:
    Chippewa Indian legend about a brave girl who defeats a cannibal monster.

Recommended Books about Heroines in Native American Mythology

Mermaids and Medicine Women:
    Ojibwe folktales about legendary Indian heroines and female spirits, told by a Native author.
Heroes and Heroines: Tlingit-Haida Legend:
    Collection of Northwest Coast Native American legends about heroes and heroines.
Heroes and Heroines, Monsters and Magic:
    Collection of Iroquois hero tales presented by a Native author.
Maiden of the Mist: A Legend of Niagara Falls:
    Children's book based on the legend of the Seneca Indian heroine Lelawala.
*Mouse Woman and the Mischief Makers * Mouse Woman and the Muddleheads * Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses :
    Lively retellings of three Haida legends about a mouse heroine.
Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines:
    Very thorough reference work on female heroes in world mythology, including 83 pages on Native American heroines.

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