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Native American Legends and Stories About Grandmothers

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

Native American Grandmother Spirits

Grandmother Fox (Anishinabe/Cree)
Grandmother Woodchuck (Wabanaki)
Granny Squannit (Wampanoag)
Mouse Woman (Haida)
Nokomis (Anishinabe)
Nukumi (Mi'kmaq)
*Our Grandmother (Shawnee)
Spider Grandmother (Hopi)

Native American Grandmother Stories

Grandmother Woodchuck * Gluscabi and the Wind Eagle * How Glooskap Stole Tobacco:
    Wabanaki Indian stories about the culture hero Glooskap and his wise grandmother Woodchuck.
The Story of Manabush * Nanabozho and Nokomis:
    Menominee and Anishinabe stories about the culture hero Nanabozho's grandmother rescuing and raising him.
*Nukumi and Fire:
    Mi'kmaq Indian legend about how an ancient rock became the first grandmother.
*Mashkussuts:
    Innu legend about two resourceful grandmothers who save their grandchildren from a cannibal monster.
*Mudjikiwis:
    Epic legend about a young man whose wise grandmothers help him to find his missing wife.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

*Mouse Woman and the Mischief Makers * Mouse Woman and the Muddleheads * Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses :
    Lively retellings of three Haida Indian legends about the spirit grandmother Mouse Woman.



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