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Native American Stories About Courage
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about courage.
Legends About Courage
Gluskonba and the Four Wishes:
Abenaki Indian story about about a cowardly man punished for his lack of courage, while a humble hunter is rewarded.
The Legend of Oochigeas The Rough-Faced Girl The Invisible One:
Maliseet and Micmac variants of the French Cinderella story, stressing the bravery rather than the beauty of the heroine.
Oral history from a Dene elder illustrating the traditional values of hope and courage.
Legend of the Crazy Dog Society:
Blackfoot myth about magical Little People who teach powerful coyote medicine to a brave boy.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Field Mouse Goes to War:
Wonderfvul version of a Hopi Indian myth about the small but brave hero Warrior Mouse, with illustrations by a Hopi artist.
The Story of Jumping Mouse:
Award-winning picture book based on a Native American story of a mouse rewarded for his courage and generosity..
Blue Jay Girl:
Charming picture book by a Chukchansi author about a girl learning to value her own bravery.
Picture book based on a Lenape legend about Crow courageously risking his life to help his friends.
Maiden of the Mist: A Legend of Niagara Falls:
Children's book based on the Seneca Indian legend of a brave girl who sacrifices herself to save her people.
Spotted Eagle and Black Crow:
Children's book based on Sioux Indian legends about a disloyal friend who finds redemption through a brave death in battle.
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