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Native American Stories About Humility
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about humility.
Legends About Humility
Glooscap and the Baby Gluskabe and Dzeedzeez:
Legends about the Wabanaki culture hero Glooskap learning humility from a baby.
Run, Rabbit, Run:
Mi'kmaq story in which Rabbit learns to be more humble after a last-minute rescue by Glooscap.
Why Opossum's Tail is Bare:
Cherokee legend about Opossum being taught a lesson in humility.
How the Gopher Raced with the Runners of K'iákime:
Zuni legend about a wise gopher punishing a haughty tribe for their lack of humility by defeating them in a running race.
The Meesink Story:
Lenape legend about the supernatural being Misingw learning humility.
The Warrior and the Eagle:
Lenape legend about a giant eagle teaching a warrior to be humble.
Oral history from a Cree elder illustrating the traditional value of humility.
Kichimitaw, the Great Shaman:
Audio recordings of a Cree elder relating a folktale teaching humility.
Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice:
Blackfoot legend about Mouse humbly giving up his chieftancy to Man.
Fish-Hawk and the Sun's Daughter:
California Indian legend about Osprey teaching Sun a lesson about humility.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Turtle's Race With Beaver:
Lively picture book illustrating a Seneca legend about Beaver learning a lesson about humility.
The Opossum's Tale:
Children's book illustrating a Cherokee legend about a vain opossum learning humility.
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