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Native American Stories About Cleverness

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

Legends About Cleverness

How the Gopher Raced with the Runners of K'iákime:
    Zuni Indian legend about a clever gopher punishing a haughty tribe by defeating them in a running race.
*The Foundling Who Was Befriended By Wolves:
    Cree legend about an orphan boy who used his clever hunting techniques to win the hand of a chief's daughter.
*The Monster Who Came Up The River:
    Cayuse legend about Coyote using his cleverness to slay a monster that was causing a famine.
*Coyote And Turtle Run A Race:
    Caddo legend about Turtle using his wits to win a race with Coyote.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Mother Fox and Mr. Coyote:
    Children's book illustrating a Mexican Indian story about a fox using her wits to save her family.

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