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Native American Dandelion Mythology
Dandelions were not originally native to North America-- the now-ubiquitous yellow flowers were brought over from Europe in the
1600's. Dandelions spread across the continent rapidly, reaching the West Coast long before the Europeans themselves ever did,
and became well-known by many tribes as a food item and medicine herb.
Native American Legends About Dandelions
Story of the Meadow Dandelion Shawondasee and the Golden Girl:
Ojibway folktales about the South Wind falling in love with the Dandelion.
Recommended Books of Dandelion Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
Song of the Seven Herbs:
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Collection of Native American folklore about the dandelion and other Native American flower symbols.
Native Plant Stories:
Excellent collection of Native American stories about plants, by Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac.
Native American Medicinal Plants:
Comprehensive book on the traditional uses of herbs throughout Native North America.
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