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Native American Eel Mythology

Eels do not play a very important role in Native American mythology, featuring most often as a food item. Eel are sometimes used as clan animals in some Native American cultures, however. Tribes with Eel Clans include the Cayuga, Onondaga, and Tuscarora. There is also a subclan of the Mohegan Turtle Clan called the Yellow Eel Clan.

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Native American Legends About Eels

*The Legend Of The Tidal Bore:
    Mi'kmaq legends about a giant eel monster whose battles muddied the river waters.

Recommended Books of Eel Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

Eels: An Exploration:
    Interesting book about the meaning of eels in world history and mythology, and their status today. Only a small portion
    of this book deals with Native American stories (the majority of the mythology is Polynesian.)
Native American Animal Stories:
    Great collection of American Indian tales about animals, told by Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac.

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