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Native American Stories About Chiefs

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

Legendary Native American Chiefs and Leaders

*The Great Peacemaker (Iroquois)
*Hiawatha (Iroquois)
Woman Chief (Seneca)

Legends About Chiefs

*Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice:
    How Mouse helped man become chief of the animals.
*Race Among the Animals * How The Buffalo Hunt Began:
    Cheyenne legends about the birds helping humans to become chief of all the animals.
*Tauquitch (Tahquitz) * The Legend of Tauquitch and Algoot * The Legend of Tahquitz, Demon of the Cahuilla:
    Luiseno and Cahuilla legends about an evil chief and his heroic son.
*Godasiyo the Woman Chief:
    Legends about a female Iroquois chief.
*Katlian and the Iron People:
    Early 19th-century legend of a brave Tlingit chief's encounters with the Russians.
*Chief Mountain:
    Legend about a Piegan chief's widow who went mad with grief.
*The Creation And Early Migrations:
    Caddo myths about the origin of the world and the first chief, Moon.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

*Yonder Mountain:
    Children's book based on a Cherokee Indian myth about a boy learning to become a true chief.

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