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Native American Stories About Balance
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about balance.
Legends About Balance
Gluscabi and the Wind Eagle Why We Need Wind The Bird whose Wings Made the Wind:
Wabanaki Indian legends in which the culture hero Gluskabe discovers that the world cannot survive without wind.
How Glooscap Found Summer: How Glooskap Found The Summer:
Wabanaki Indian myths about the the culture hero creating balance between the seasons.
Weasel in the Hen House:
Lenape story telling how weasels got out of balance with nature.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
The Magic of Spider Woman:
Beautiful picture book based on a Navajo myth about Spider Woman teaching a weaver to lead a balanced life.
Mwakwa Talks to the Loon:
Another wonderful picture book about a Cree hunter who becomes too proud and must ask for Loon's help in restoring balance.
Mouse Woman and the Mischief Makers Mouse Woman and the Muddleheads Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses :
Lively retellings of three Haida Indian stories about a mouse goddess who teaches the people proper behavior and harmony with nature.
Whale in the Sky:
Picture book based on a Northwest Coast legend about Thunderbird bringing balance to marine life by moving Whale to the ocean.
Coyote and the Grasshoppers:
Picture book illustrating a Pomo Indian myth showing how even pests like grasshoppers are part of the balance of nature.
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