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Native American Stories About Impatience
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about impatience.
Legends About Impatience
Gluskonba and the Four Wishes Glooskap Grants Three Wishes:
Wabanaki stories about a patient hunter and his impatient friends.
How the Turtle Flew South for the Winter:
Oneida legend about Turtle's impatience getting him into trouble.
Coyote, the Deer, and the Wind:
Caddo legend about Coyote rashly losing a power given to him by Wind.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Charming picture book about an impatient young rattlesnake learning a lesson, told by a Chickasaw storyteller.
Nanabosho Grants a Wish:
A nice retelling of a Chippewa Indian legend about a man whose impatience turns him into a tree.
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