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Native American Stories About Hoarding

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

Legends About Hoarding

The Water Famine * How Gluskabe Stole Tobacco * Grasshopper and the Origin of Tobacco:
    Legends about Algonquian culture heroes punishing animals trying to hoard nature's gifts for themselves.
How Tol-le-loo Stole Fire:
    Miwok legend about Mouse bringing fire to the people.
*The Sacred Weed * A Tobacco Legend:
    Blackfoot legends about corrupt medicine men hoarding the gift of tobacco.
*Blue Jay And Lizard And The Grizzly-Bears:
    California Indian legend about the destruction of a family of food-hoarding grizzly bears.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

How Raven Stole the Sun:
    Excellent children's book illustrating the Northwest Coast myth about Raven freeing sunlight from a family that was hoarding it.
Beaver Steals Fire:
    A traditional Kootenai-Salish legend about Beaver retrieving fire from a hoarder to share with all people.
When Bear Stole the Chinook:
    Children's book illustrating a Blackfoot legend about a bear who stole the warm spring wind to keep for himself.

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