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Native American Stories About Generosity

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

Legends About Generosity

*The Creator Visits:
    Micmac Indian story about the Creator blessing a poor family for their generosity.
The Badger and the Bear:
    Lakota Indian legend about a generous badger whose hospitality is abused by an aggressive bear, until a spirit warrior delivers justice.
*Kamaisani, the stingy one:
    South American Indian myth about a woman whose family ostracized her for her lack of generosity.
*The Coming of Corn:
    Sauk legend about the a corn goddess who rewards two hunters for their generosity.
    Story from a Cree elder illustrating the traditional value of generosity.
*Blue Jay And Lizard And The Grizzly-Bears:
    California Indian legend about two generous animals prevailing over a family of selfish grizzly bears.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
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The Story of Jumping Mouse:
    Award-winning picture book based on a Native American story of a mouse rewarded for his generosity.

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