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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

Baby Rattlesnake:
    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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