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Native American Stories About Courtship

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

Native American Courtship Stories

*The Changing of Mikcheech:
    Micmac Indian story about a lazy bachelor who wins a wife and becomes a better man by becoming a turtle!
    (His wife follows him and becomes a turtle as well, in this version.)
How Moccasins Were Made:
    Lenape legend about a man who made the first moccasins as a courting present.
The Hungry Fox and the Boastful Suitor:
    Humorous Iroquois Indian legend about a traditional courtship gone wrong through the arrogance and laziness of the suitor.
*The Pretty Maiden * The Good Looking Woman:
    Lenape legends about a girl punished for being rude to her suitors.
*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.
*Old Man and the Women:
    Blackfoot legend about the Trickster making the mistake of trying to select a wife by her apparent wealth.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
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Love Flute:
    Picture book illustrating the story of how the elks brought the first courting flute to the Sioux.

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