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Native American Bungling Host Stories

Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about the Bungling Host.

Bungling Host Legends

The Lazy Rabbit * Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting * Rabbit and Otter:
    "Bungling host" stories from many different eastern tribes, in which Rabbit foolishly tries to mimic how other animals procure food.
*Why Coyote Stopped Imitating His Friends: * Coyote Imitates His Hosts: * When Coyote Imitated Woodpecker:
    Bungling host legends from the Caddo tribe, in which Coyote tries to provide meals for his friends in foolish ways.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Nanabosho and the Woodpecker:
    A nice retelling of a Chippewa Indian legend about a trickster hero bungling an attempt to imitate Woodpecker.
American Indian Trickster Tales:
    Compilation of more than a hundred Native American trickster stories, including many bungling host variants.
    Use discretion sharing these with kids as some of the stories contain adult humor.



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