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Native American Legends and Stories About Grandfathers
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about grandfathers.
Native American Grandfather Spirits
Grandfather Sky (Carib)
Nishkam (Grandfather Sun)
Native American Grandfather Stories
The Girl and the Chenoo:
Passamaquoddy Indian story about a girl who turns an ice monster human again by adopting him as her grandfather.
The Last Track:
Story from a Lenape man sharing his grandfather's words of wisdom about beginnings and endings.
Lenape legend about the importance of honoring our grandfathers.
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 youth who ignored his grandfather's wise advice and offended the Northern Lights.
Oral history from a Cree elder about a woman's devotion to her adopted grandfather.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Sunpainters: Eclipse of the Navajo Sun:
Beautifully illustrated book by a Native artist about a Navajo grandfather sharing traditional teachings with his grandson.
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