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Native American Legends and Stories About Canoes

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

Native American Canoe Characters

Native American Canoe Stories

*Why Canoes Are Not Round:
    In this Passamaquoddy Indian story, Mitchihess tries to build himself a fancier canoe
    than the other birds, and ends up embarrassing himself.
*The Flying Canoe:
    Passamaquoddy folktale about a magical canoe.
*Origin of Fire and the Canoe:
    Menominee legend about the culture hero Manabush inventing the first canoe.
*How Gluskabe Stole Tobacco:
    Abenaki myth about Gluskabe and his magic stone canoe.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

The Great Canoe: A Karina Legend:
    Lovely picture book illustrating a Carib Indian legend about a giant canoe that saved the people from a great flood.
The Great Canoes:
    A fascinating book of photographs, interviews, and oral history about cedar dugout canoes of the Northwest Coast.



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