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Native American Flood Myths and Legends
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about floods.
Native American Flood Spirits
Native American Flood Stories
Great Serpent and the Great Flood Manabozho and the Flood:
Algonquian stories about a legendary flood caused by the slaying of evil water spirits..
Mi'kmaq Flood Myth:
Micmac legend about the flooding of the earth caused by the weeping of the sun.
Creation of the World Manabozho and the Muskrat Nanabozho and the Origin of the Earth Waynaboozhoo and the Great Flood:
Ojibwe legends about the culture hero rebuilding the world after a great flood.
Flood Myth: An Algonquin Story Ottawa Flood Myth:
Anishinabe Indian legends about the flooding and rebirth of the world.
Beginning of the Cree World Cree Flood Myth Knisteneaux Flood:
Cree legends about the flooding and renewal of the earth.
Cautantowwit and the Flood:
Nipmuc legend about the Creator remaking the world after the flood.
Arapaho Deluge Story The Sun Dance Wheel:
Arapaho flood legends.
The Creation of the World:
Gros Ventre myth about the flooding and rebuilding of the world.
Yellowstone Valley and the Great Flood:
Native American myth about a flood that was averted by righteous behavior.
The Voice, the Flood and the Turtle:
Caddo myth about the flooding of the earth.
Dotson'Sa, Great Raven Makes The World:
Athabaskan legend about Raven saving the animals from a great flood.
Caddo legend about a nature spirit that punished the people with a flood for desecrating dead animals.
Recommended Books about Native American Flood Myths
The Great Canoe: A Karina Legend:
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Lovely picture book illustrating a Carib Indian legend about the flooding of the earth.
Remaking The Earth: A Creation Story from the Great Plains of North America:
Picture book based on Blackfoot and Arapaho creation myths in which the world is rebuilt after a great flood.
Weather Legends: Native American Lore and Science of Weather:
Collection of weather myths from various tribes, including a chapter on floods.
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