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Native American Legends and Stories About Flutes

Flutes are also used as a clan symbol in some Native American cultures. Tribes with Flute Clans include the Hopi tribe (whose Flute Clan is named Lenngyam.)

Native American Flute Spirits

Kokopelli (Pueblo)
Lenang Kachina (Hopi)

Native American Flute Stories

*The Owl Husband:
    Passamaquoddy story about the origin of the love flute.
*The Dakota Tale of the First Flute:
    Dakota Sioux story about a hunter who first learned the secret of the flute.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

The Flute Player:
    Beautiful picture book illustrating a touching Apache legend about eternal love.
Love Flute:
    Picture book illustrating the story of how the elks brought the first courting flute to the Sioux.
The Story of Blue Elk:
    Another children's book about the origin of love flutes, this one from the Pueblo tribes of the Southwest.
Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon:
    Colorful picture book based on a Brazilian story about Vulture becoming jealous of the turtle Jabuti's flute-playing.



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