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Native American Stories About Bullying

Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about bullying.

Legends About Bullying

The Badger and the Bear:
    Lakota legend of a generous badger whose hospitality is abused by a bullying bear, until a spirit warrior delivers justice.
How the Rattlesnake Learned to Bite:
    Pima legend about Rabbit paying a fatal price for harassing Rattlesnake.
*The Opossum's Tail:
    Fox Indian legend about an opossum who lives to regret picking on a skunk.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
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The Orphan and the Polar Bear:
    Beautiful children's book by an Inuit author about a polar bear who comes to the aid of a bullied boy.
Soft Child:
    Children's book illustrating a Southwest Indian legend about Rattlesnake learning to defend himself against bullies.
Mole's Hill: A Woodland Tale:
    Charming picture book based on a Seneca legend about Mole standing up to larger animals trying to take his land.



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