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Native American Stories About Grief
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about grief.
Legends About Grief
How Grief Came:
Caddo Indian myth explaining why death is permanent and humans must grieve.
The Spirit Bride The Worm Pipe:
Native American legends about grieving men who follow their wives to the afterworld.
How the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Ottawa Became One People A Potawatomi Story:
A lovely Potawatomi legend about three grieving fathers who make peace between their tribes.
How the Butterfly Came To Be:
Lenape legend about the Creator making butterflies to cheer up the bereaved.
The Foundling Who Was Befriended By Wolves:
Cree legend about a man transformed into a baby by grief.
Oral history from a Cree elder about a grieving mother comforted by the ghost of her deceased daughter.
Legend about a Piegan chief's widow who went mad with grief.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Powerful and beautiful picture book for children about an Inuit girl using traditional legends to help her with the loss of her mother.
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