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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
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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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