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Native American Stories About Fishing

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

Native American Fishing Gods and Spirits

Salmon Boy (Northwest Coast)

Legends About Fishing

*The Origin of Fishing:
    Nlaka'pamux myth about how the Transformer taught the people to fish.
Fox Plays a Trick * How the Bear Lost His Tail:
    Algonquian legends about animals trying to go ice fishing with their tails.
*Survival:
    Oral history from a Dene elder about the traditional importance of fishing.
*Coyote Goes Fishing:
    Caddo legend about a man who takes revenge on Coyote.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Mwakwa Talks to the Loon:
    Picture book illustrating a Cree legend about Loon teaching the people to hunt and fish responsibly.
Salmon Boy:
    A Northwest Coast legend about a boy who becomes a salmon and teaches his people how to fish respectfully.
Nanabosho, Soaring Eagle, and the Great Sturgeon:
    A nice retelling of a Chippewa Indian legend about two selfish fishermen learning lessons.



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