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Native American Stories About Foolishness
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about foolishness.
Legends About Foolishness
Raccoon and the Waterfall:
Abenaki story about Azban the Raccoon trying to out-shout a waterfall.
How Wolverine Was Frozen To Death:
Micmac-Maliseet legend about Loks the Wolverine wasting all his fire magic on frivolous things.
Glooskap Grants Three Wishes:
Wabanaki stories about foolish and superficial wishes backfiring on the people who made them.
The Lazy Rabbit Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting Rabbit and Otter:
"Bungling host" stories from many different eastern tribes, in which Rabbit foolishly tries to mimic how other animals procure food.
Two Foolish Girls The Women Who Married Stars:
Ojibwa and Micmac Indian stories about girls who foolishly wish to marry stars.
The Foolish Dogs:
Narragansett story of how dogs lost their voices through their foolishness.
The Falcon and the Duck:
Blackfoot folktale about a foolish duck paying the price for empty boasting.
Why Curlew Has A Crooked Bill:
Blackfoot story about Old-Man's foolishness getting him crushed by a rock.
Coyote's Eyes Are Replaced by Buckeyes: Coyote Loses His Eyes:
Plains Indian legends about trickster characters losing their eyes through foolish misuse of magic.
Coyote Gets Rich off the White Men: Coyote Shows How He Can Lie:
Humorous Apache legends about Coyote tricking foolish people out of their possessions.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Trickster: Native American Tales:
Stories of trickery and foolishness told by Native American storytellers from various tribes.
This collection is suitable for all ages.
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