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Native American Legends and Stories About Famines
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about famine.
Native American Famine Spirits
Native American Famine Stories
Rabbit Calls A Truce:
In this Penobscot story, two tricksters end a famine by outwitting evil animal spirits who had been hoarding food.
Lenape legend about a famine caused by disrespecting the Corn Mother.
How Medicine Man Resurrected Buffalo:
Arapaho legend about a medicine man who saved his people from starvation.
How the Indians Obtained Dogs:
Cree story about a wolf who helped a starving family and became the first dog.
The Old Woman of the Spring:
Legend of a spirit woman who helped the Cheyennes through a famine.
The Monster Who Came Up The River:
Cayuse legend about Coyote using his cleverness to slay a monster that was causing a famine.
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