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Native American Legends and Stories About Gambling

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

Native American Gambling Spirits

Native American Gambling Stories

Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice:
    Blackfoot Indian legend about the animals playing gambling games to determine leadership of the animals.
The First-Born Sons Play Ball * Loon Loses A Bet:
    Two versions of an Ojibwa legend about migratory birds gambling over the seasons.
*Che-py-yah-poo-thwah:
    Lenape folktale about a young man learning a hard lesson about gambling too much.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Day and Night:
    Bilingual children's book illustrating a Navajo Indian myth about how the animals gambled for daylight.



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