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Native American Legends and Stories About Grandchildren

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

Native American Grandchild Spirits

Native American Grandchild Stories

*The Girl and the Chenoo:
    Passamaquoddy Indian story about a girl who turns an ice monster human again by becoming his adopted granddaughter.
*A Story About Respect * The Useless Grandfather:
    Versions of a widespread folktale about a boy who shames his parents into treating his grandfather better.
*Cipayak, the Northern Lights:
    Cree legend about a disrespecful grandson who ignored his grandfather's wise advice and offended the Northern Lights.
    Oral history from a Cree elder about the devotion of an adopted grandchild.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Sunpainters: Eclipse of the Navajo Sun:
    Beautifully illustrated book by a Native artist about a Navajo grandson learning traditional teachings from his grandfather.

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