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Native American Stories About Honesty

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

Legends About Honesty

*The Legend of Oochigeas * The Rough-Faced Girl * The Invisible One:
    Maliseet and Micmac variants of the French Cinderella story, in which the heroine is rewarded for her honesty
    while her sisters are punished for telling lies.
*Jack LaPorte the Great:
    Folk story about a Maliseet medicine man who proved his honesty by playing a trick on a white merchant.
How The Deer Got His Horns:
    Cherokee legend about Deer winning antlers by his honesty and fair play.

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The Rough-Face Girl:
    Beautiful picture book based on the Micmac Cinderella version.

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