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Native American Legends and Stories About Drums

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

Native American Drum Spirits

Drum Dancers (Iroquois)

Native American Drum Stories

*The Story of the Drum:
    Abenaki Indian story about the origin of the sacred drum.
*Cipayak, the Northern Lights:
    Cree legend about an elder who used his drum to pacify the angry Northern Lights.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Drumbeat, Heartbeat:
    Excellent children's book about the importance of powwows and the drum to Native American culture.

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