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Native American Legends and Stories About Games

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

Native American Game Spirits

Native American Game Stories

*Glooskap and Winpe:
    Mi'kmaq Indian story in which the culture hero, Glooskap, wins the game of lacrosse from a sorcerous giant.
Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice:
    Blackfoot Indian legend about the animals playing guessing games to determine leadership of the animals.
A Cherokee Stickball Legend * The Ball Game Between the Birds and the Animals:
    Traditional Cherokee stories about a stickball game between the animals and the birds.
The First-Born Sons Play Ball * Loon Loses A Lacrosse Game:
    Two versions of an Ojibwa legend about migratory birds losing a game of lacrosse.
*Sweet Medicine:
    Cheyenne legend about the origin of the hoop and stick game.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
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The Great Ball Game:
    Wonderful picture book illustrating a Creek Indian myth about a stickball game between the animals and the birds.

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