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Native American Legends and Stories About Fathers

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

Native American Father Spirits

Great-Father-Above (Caddo)
Kanati (Cherokee)
Mondawmin (Father Corn) (Anishinabe)

Native American Father Stories

*How the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Ottawa Became One People * A Potawatomi Story:
    A lovely Potawatomi legend about three grieving fathers who make peace between their tribes.
The Children of Cloud:
    Pima legend about two brothers setting off in search of their sky-father.
The Badger and the Bear:
    Lakota legend of a hard-working badger father whose hospitality is abused by an aggressive bear, until a spirit warrior delivers justice.
*The Dream Fast * The Boy Who Became A Robin:
    Ojibwe legends about a father who asked too much of his son.
*Legend of the Potawatomi Indians: * The Origin of Corn and Other Crops:
    Potawatomi stories about the corn spirit Mondawmin becoming the father of the first people.
*Fish-Hawk and the Sun's Daughter:
    California Indian legend about an overly proud father being taught a lesson.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale:
    Picture book based on a Pueblo legend about a hero in search of his father the Sun.



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