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Native American Gratitude Mythology
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about gratitude.
Native American Gratitude Gods and Spirits
Native American Legends About Gratitude
Indian Summer Nibunalnoba, the Indian Summer:
Abenaki-Penobscot legends about the gift of "Indian Summer" and how it reminds the people to be grateful.
Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice:
Blackfoot Indian legend about the tribe's gratitude to Mouse for giving them leadership over all the animals.
The Badger and the Bear:
Lakota Indian story about an ungrateful bear punished for turning on a badger family that had helped him in his time of need.
Lenape legend about the people learning a lesson about gratitude.
The Warrior and the Eagle:
Lenape legend about an eagle-catcher learning to be grateful for nature's gifts.
The First Winter:
Nipmuc myth about the Great Spirit creating winter to punish ungrateful people.
Blue Jay And Lizard And The Grizzly-Bears:
California Indian legend about the destruction of a family of ungrateful grizzly bears who refused to share food.
Recommended Books of Gratitude Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
Brother Wolf: A Seneca Tale:
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Picture book based on a Seneca legend about Wolf giving the birds their colors out of gratitude for a favor they did him.
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