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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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