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Native American Stories About Deceit

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

Legends About Deceit

How The Deer Got His Horns:
    Cherokee Indian legend about Rabbit losing a contest to Deer through his own deceitfulness and poor sportsmanship.
*How Lox Told A Lie:
    In this Wabanaki Indian story Wolverine tries to deny an affair with his brother's wife, but the truth is revealed.
Iyash's Betrayal:
    Severn Ojibwe legend about the epic hero Iyash, betrayed by a deceitful plot of his father's jealous wife.
*Bull Turns Round * Beaver Medicine * The Story of Two Brothers:
    Similar Blackfoot legends, in which the hero is betrayed by his deceitful sister-in-law.
*Raccoon Learns A Lesson * The Deceived Blind Men * Wisakatchekwa and the Blind Men:
    Algonquian stories about tricksters deceiving two blind men.
Trickster and the Buzzard:
    Menominee legend about Manabozho punishing Buzzard for his deceitful tricks.
*Chahnameed the Glutton:
    Mohegan Indian legend about a cheating trickster who uses deceit to win an eating contest.
*How Raven Killed Whale:
    Athabaskan legend about a trickster Raven using deceit to kill a whale.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
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Trickster: Native American Tales:
    Stories about trickery and deceit told by Native American storytellers from many different tribes.

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